J. S. GALE & CO - John Gale

John Gale

Managing Partner - Head of Corporate


John Gale John's previous role was at Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong, where he spent 27 years. He spent 7 of those years as Managing Partner of the Hong Kong and China offices.

John has advised on a wide range of corporate, commercial and financial services transactions in Hong Kong since his arrival in 1983. These have included mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, debt and equity fund raisings, reorganisations and restructurings. Many have been cross-border and have involved advice on the Listing Rules and Takeovers and Share Repurchase Codes in Hong Kong.

For a flavour of previous transactions John has previously led, please click here.



John is a mediator accredited by CEDR and the HKIAC. Further details can be obtained by clicking here.

John was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, graduating in 1979. John trained and initially practised at Stephenson Harwood in London before relocating to Hong Kong


In his spare time, John enjoys sailing, local geography and sketching.