Baker McKenzie

Employment Department

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What the team is known for

A strong team which is well placed to advise international corporations on their operations across Asia, with clients benefiting from its extensive network of offices. Offers advice on the full range of employment law matters, with expertise in both contentious and non-contentious issues, including the employment aspects of M&A transactions, restrictive covenants and disputes concerning breach of confidence. Additionally provides expertise in immigration and pensions matters. Advises multinational corporations across a wide range of sectors, including technology, financial services and manufacturing.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees praise Celeste Ang as a "very talented practitioner." She has a strong track record representing multinational clients in contentious employment matters, including terminations and dismissals.

Kelvin Poa is particularly adept at advising on employment contracts and remuneration strategies. He is also active in M&A-related employment matters. Clients laud him as "effective, concise and commercially minded" and appreciate that "he doesn't give textbook answers."

Associate-to-watch Ng Zhao Yang frequently advises clients on employee transfers and terminations. He is also well versed in immigration and M&A-related employment matters.