COVID-19: insolvency in Hong Kong

Published 06 May 2020 by Gall Solicitors

COVID-19 has created unforeseen challenges for businesses all over the world with an impact so far-reaching that several organisations are no longer able to survive. Governments have swiftly enacted relief measures but the financial consequences of the pandemic on businesses is unprecedented. Some common law jurisdictions have created new insolvency law measures to tackle the uphill struggle businesses face, but what rescue options are available in Hong Kong?

During this webinar, partners Evelyn Chan and Kenix Yuen at Gall will provide an update on some recent Hong Kong cases focusing on insolvency and will address:

  • The potential revamp of the insolvency law in Hong Kong
  • Recent updates
  • What other jurisdictions have introduced relating to insolvency
  • Hong Kong government relief measures 


Evelyn Chan, partner
Evelyn rejoined Gall as a Partner in November 2017.

Before rejoining Gall, Evelyn was a partner of the dispute resolution group of a leading Hong Kong independent law firm.

Evelyn’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with a particular focus in PRC-related matters. She is fluent in English and Cantonese. 

Kenix Yuen, partner
Kenix qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in October 2012. She joined Gall in June 2013, having previously worked for another boutique litigation firm. Prior to commencing her career as a solicitor, Kenix worked in the legal and compliance department of an international bank and the individual tax team of one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Since joining Gall, Kenix specialises in cross border commercial litigation and international arbitrations (in particular, involving element(s) of the People’s Republic of China) covering contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties, fraud and asset tracing, misrepresentation and mis-selling claims. She also has experience in advising on regulatory investigations conducted by the Securities and Futures Commission and a regulatory inquiry from the Insurance Agents Registration Board.