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, and redundancy matters. Advises multinational corporations across a wide range of sectors, including technology, financial services and manufacturing.

Strengths A client appreciates the responsiveness of the team, noting that "speed is definitely something they've excelled in."

Another notes that it is "very timely and provides strong and sound advice every time."

Notable practitioners

Celeste Ang retains her prestigious position in the market, advising clients on a range of matters including contentious matters such as whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal and workplace sexual harassment claims, for a variety of domestic and international clients. A client notes her "good listening skills and great interpersonal and stakeholder management skills."

Kelvin Poa is known for his employment practice in Singapore, having advised on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including immigration, redundancies and terminations. He also frequently advises on the setting up of new policies and incentive schemes by employers.

Ng Zhao Yang is noted by one source for being "extremely responsive and sensible." He works on the team's non-contentious matters including those relating to immigration, employee benefits and redundancies.