FitzGerald Lawyers takes off with aviation insider
01 Sep 2020
Peter McCullough is an experienced aviation lawyer ex Pillsbury and Holman Fenwick Willan and joins FitzGerald to develop its aviation practice at this critical juncture for the industry. Amid all the chaos and disruption there is need for level-headed, pragmatic advice to manage risks/enforce rights and take advantage of opportunities to build new ventures and do business differently.
Darren FitzGerald, managing partner: "Like other senior lawyers at our firm Peter has deep specialiation that sets us apart from our competitors. We see the need to support industry players and consumers in these challenging times and the opportunitiy to help rebuild. All this from an independent, cost-effective platform. Peter started life as an insurance litigator. His dispute resolutions skills are a useful second string to his bow and will no doubt be drawn on by our disputes team."
Peter McCullough: “While these are testing times for the aviation industry in Asia (and globally), there remain areas of legal practice where a firm like FitzGerald Lawyers can offer assistance. Airlines are assessing their route networks, with services to cities such as Hong Kong and other parts of Asia under threat. FitzGerald Lawyers can assist on the ground, with advice on the implications of closing an airline outstation or the termination of agreements under Hong Kong law. Many aviation disputes are being referred to arbitration. This is an area in which FitzGerald Lawyers has particular expertise. Notwithstanding all this aviation start-ups are active and FitzGerald Lawyers offers a launchpad here, adding value at the right price.”
Technology lawyer John Koh joins FitzGerald
06 Aug 2020
Darren FitzGerald appointed Visiting Professor at the Australian National University
04 Mar 2020
Managing partner and head of international arbitration, Darren FitzGerald, has been appointed by the Dean of Law, Australian National University, as Visiting Professor in international arbitration.
Darren has co-lectured international arbitration with the Vice Dean from 2019.
The Australian National University holds a special place for Darren. He studied arts/law and lectured commercial and international business transactions law part-time there while working as a lawyer in private practice in Canberra.
Through the Law Faculty, FitzGerald Lawyers takes on interns in our Hong Kong and Sydney offices.
FitzGerald ranked in asialaw Profiles 2020
04 Dec 2019
Asialaw Profiles has ranked FitzGerald among the leading firms in Hong Kong for dispute resolution 2020.
FitzGerald Lawyers wins "Rising Law Firm" Award at 2018 Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards
10 Sep 2018
On 7 September, the winners of 17th annual Macallan Hong Kong Law Awards hosted by Asian Legal Business (ALB) were announced at an elegant event held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. ALB annually hosts this presigious law awards ceremony with Macallan to celebrate both the upcoming and already established players in the legal profession.
Judged by a panel of experts and industry leading practictioners, FitzGerald Lawyers is proud and delighted to announce that we have received the award for "Rising Law Firm" of the Year -- which is annually awarded to and recognizes law firms that are 7 years or younger with a signficant Asia-Pacific regional practice and expertise.
FitzGerald named finalist for 2018 Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards
06 Aug 2018
FitzGerald Lawyers is proud to announce that we have been named a finalist in two categories for the 17th annual Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards. These prestigious awards, winners of which will be revealed during the awards ceremony on 7 September 2018 in Hong Kong, recognize the outstanding performances of legal practitioners throughout Asia-Pacific.
FitzGerald shortlisted in “Excellence in Technology and Innovation” category of UK Law Society Excellence Awards
03 Aug 2018
FitzGerald Lawyers is happy to announce that we have been named a finalist in the upcoming 12th Annual UK Law Society Excellence Awards in the “Excellence in Technology and Innovation” category. The award ceremony will be held in London on 17 October 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London and will commemorate and celebrate excellence and achievements throughout the legal profession.
Darren FitzGerald speaks on China Business trends at Australia National University School of Law
02 Aug 2018
On 1 August, FitzGerald Lawyers managing partner Darren FitzGerald returned to his alma mater, Australia National University (ANU) School of Law, to give a talk on the business trends in China. Darren's seminar, entitled "Working with China", guided law students and faculty through the evolving challenges of doing business throughout Asia-Pacific (especially in China).
FitzGerald selected to join HKTDC Panel of Belt & Road service providers
09 Jul 2018
FitzGerald Lawyers has been selected to join the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council's (HKTDC) panel of legal firms & service providers providing advice and legal services in support of China's ambitious Belt & Road Initiative (Belt & Road). Belt & Road is a world-spanning initiative that aims to connect China, Eurasia and beyond through myriad infrastructure and developmental projects in an effort to promote closer global and regional trade and economic ties.
FitzGerald ranked in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018
15 Jun 2018
FitzGerald Lawyers is proud to announce that Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific has recognized the firm’s diverse and noteworthy dispute resolution practice through recognition as a notable firm in the category of “Commercial and Transactions - Domestic firms” in its annual guide to top litigation firms throughout the world.