Gallant 40th Anniversary

November 2017

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Gallant, an independent full-service law firm in Hong Kong founded by Dr. Gallant Ho Yiu Tai in 1977, with our head office in Hong Kong and two representative offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai. As the sole member of Meritas in Hong Kong since 2005, our Firm has been representing Hong Kong in the network of one of the world’s leading legal alliances having more than 182 independent law firm members spanning across 89 countries. Through Meritas, our Firm has been referred by many member firms to provide legal services in various practice areas to clients across the globe.

Our Firm has close to 140 personnel, including 40 qualified lawyers with legal qualifications obtained in one or more jurisdictions. We offer a wide array of comprehensive legal services, including cross-border legal services to local and foreign individuals and corporate clients. Currently, 9 of our professionals are China Appointed Attesting Officers and 7 are notaries public offering international notarial services.

Our main practice areas range from Banking and Finance, China Practice, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Compliance and Regulatory, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Tax, Trust, Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Aside from business development and despite the hectic work schedules of our professionals, our Firm is committed to promoting and encouraging our professionals to participate in pro bono and community work. Some of our partners and consultants, including our former and current Managing Partners, have been awarded the Pro Bono Individual Award by The Law Society of Hong Kong for years.

Our Firm has been regularly named in a number of prominent independent international legal rating publications, including Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Asialaw Profiles. We have recently been recognized in Asialaw Profiles 2018 as Highly Recommended in the practice areas of Banking & Finance and Corporate and M&A, and Recommended in the practice areas of Construction & Real Estate, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Insurance, Intellectual Property and Labour and Employment. Besides, we have also been recognized by IFLR1000 2018 as a notable law firm in Banking and M&A practice. Our Partner and Head of Commercial, Mr. Philip Wong, is ranked a Highly Regarded Lawyer in Banking and M&A practice.

Our Firm has a wide client base ranging from individuals, corporate, quasi-government, statutory bodies, and charitable organizations. Today, our Firm has grown to become one of the largest and most reputable law firms in Hong Kong. We will continue to provide our clients with quality legal services and to further expand our client base across the globe.