Hong Kong SAR



Founded in 1977, Gallant is a full-service law firm in Hong Kong with 40 lawyers. The firm offers services covering various aspects of commercial, corporate and property-related activities both contentious and non-contentious. The firm is also recognised for its banking and finance strength. A key figure to note is co-managing partner Philip Wong, who leads the firm’s commercial department. The firm welcomed Andrew Chin as a partner for dispute resolution and restructuring related work in 2023.

Client feedback

“The firm is the most well-known independent local firm in Hong Kong with many experienced solicitors. They provide high-quality legal services with a professional attitude and offer comprehensive legal services to meet our needs and solve our issues. They are professional, responsive and attentive. Whenever we have any doubts or legal assistance demands, they always solve our problems efficiently and explain to us in the simplest and the clearest way. Their lawyers are bilingual in Chinese and English. They treasure the relationship built with us.” – Banking and finance

“They followed through all claims and defences for us meticulously and explained well all the pros and cons of every response we considered. They were very professional in seeking and handling medical and barristers' advice and reports. Finally, they helped settle the case peacefully through mediation.” – Construction

Gallant conducted extensive research and looked into various options in handling the case.” –Dispute resolution

In conducting litigation proceedings for us, Gallant gives reliable, timely and professional advice to us consistently. We have been using Gallant's legal services for more than 20 years and in those 20 years, it has always given us unfailing legal support.”Dispute resolution

 “They listen to client's views and offer advice appropriate to situations.” –  Real estate

“Thoughtful advice, speedy actions and competitive quote.”– Restructuring and insolvency

Frederich Li

“Fred is always willing to explore options beyond client’s expectation of the case and is very diligent.  He keeps the client well informed and is always on top of the case.”

“Responsive and helpful advice.”

Annie Wong

“Good knowledge and can provide comprehensive analysis and quick response.”

Emily Chick

“Emily has excellent legal knowledge and extensive experience in a wide range of commercial disputes. She always provides thorough case analysis, timely advice and practical solutions, not only in legal perspective but also covering business practicality. She always understands what her clients need and provides excellent customer service.”

“Emily is our highly reliable litigator and problem-solver. In handling our various litigation proceedings for over 20 years, Emily has been consistently meticulous and devoted to sorting out the best approaches for us to conduct our proceedings. Emily's work has always been of high quality and timely, such that we could always rely on her. With Emily's help, we could save a lot of our work and time in handling the proceedings.”

“Ms. Emily Chick is a professional, experienced, nice, reliable, hard-working lawyer. She handles clients' cases with a careful attitude and deep insights. When we were undergoing the trademark litigation process, she provided us with very clear, sensible, professional and comprehensive opinions for the client, taking care of us in every step of progress, and helping us to make wise, correct and reasonable decisions.”

Intellectual property

Work highlights

Representing the plaintiff, a famous property development, investment and management company in Hong Kong operating a high-end shopping mall with online shopping services, in a High Court action against a major online shopping mall operator for trademark infringement and passing-off.

Advising and acting for a parallel importer of electrical appliances against claims of trademark infringement, passing-off and copyright infringement by a European electrical appliance manufacturer.

Dispute resolution

Work highlights

Advising a Hong Kong company on the cross-border recovery of a loan advanced to a US company.

Advising a client in a shareholder dispute to compete for control over a Hong Kong private company which is a substantial shareholder of a Hong Kong listco.

Advising a Hong Kong money lender (being a member of a group of companies held under family trust) on the recovery of mortgage loan advanced to a beneficiary of the family trust.

Corporate and M&A
Work highlights

Advising a state-owned enterprise in its potential rescue of another PRC state-owned enterprise group involving a Hong Kong listed company and licensed corporations.

Advised a listed company on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in their proposed disposal of 49% of their total issued shares.

Banking and finance

Work highlights

Advised the Hong Kong branch of a PRC national commercial bank on a sustainability-linked loan facility of up to HK$700 million ($89 million) to a Hong Kong subsidiary of a listed leading international conglomerate.

Advised a Macau bank on an acquisition financing of up to HK$450 million to an exempted limited partnership established in the Cayman Islands.

Advised the Macau branch of a PRC bank on an inter-financial institutional loan facility of up to RMB1 billion ($137 million) or its HKD equivalent to a Hong Kong subsidiary of a PRC state-owned bank.