Legal 500 has published its Asia Pacific 2024 guide and Gall is ranked as a Leading Firm for Litigation (Band 4), Labour & Employment (Band 4), Restructuring & Insolvency (Band 5).
Boutique law firm Gall focuses almost exclusively on dispute resolution, with the specialist Hong Kong practice remaining extremely active in the fields of commercial litigation, fraud matters, employment disputes, insolvencies and family matters. Nick Gall is one of those leading a practice that boasts an impressive client portfolio, regularly acting for foreign governments, banks, hedge funds and other large financial institutions. Co-head Chris Wong specialises in a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes, with an emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes for both mainland Chinese and foreign companies and individuals.
‘Gall is a great boutique disputes firm, with plenty of innovative drive.’
‘Chris Wong is a terrific, commercial and practical partner and great to work with.’
‘Gall usually works with a fairly lean team, and I usually work with Chris Wong plus one associate. I often recommend Gall to friends as I find Gall extremely competent, dedicated and user-friendly
Gall’s employment team excels in handling complex employment law disputes, regularly guiding clients through matters such as post-termination restrictions, internal investigations, breaches of contract, and discrimination claims, representing multinational corporates and high-net-worth individuals. The team also specialises in representing bankers, fund managers, senior executives, and professional services companies in various suits against large institutions and governments. Nick Gall, the founder and head of the team, also serves as the firm’s head of litigation, while Felda Yeung, promoted to partner in July 2022, co-leads the team as an experienced litigator.
Gall effectively leverages its Hong Kong links to advise domestic and international entities on a range of contentious insolvency work. The firm is regularly instructed by international practitioners on insolvency matters relating to Hong Kong and demonstrates a strong litigation practice. Evelyn Chan leads the team, and clients praise her ‘deep market knowledge and strong legal skills.’
‘Pragmatic and efficient. Well-known independent litigation and restructuring team.’
‘Evelyn Chan has deep market knowledge and strong legal skills.’
‘Very skilled and experienced.’