Bird & Bird

Employment: Domestic Department

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What the team is known for Full-service employment practice handling contentious and non-contentious work. Known for advising on complex labour law matters, including restrictive covenants as well as mediations with unions. Additional areas of specialisation include employee benefits and employment aspects of significant mergers. Experience acting for major clients in a range of different sectors including aviation, finance, oil and gas and healthcare. Well equipped to assist clients with cross-border matters as a result of the firm's extensive international network.

Strengths A client notes that the team is "well versed in employment contracts and local laws, providing clarity and taking a very balanced approach. They are committed and prompt in responding."

One interviewee describes them as a "very reputable law firm whose services exceed our expectations."

Work highlights Represented Shell Eastern Trading before the High Court of Singapore in a wrongful dismissal claim brought by its former commodities trader.

Notable practitioners

Goh Seow Hui
is a well-respected practitioner with a broad practice encompassing transactional and contentious work, including trade union relations. One client notes that she does "exceptional work in dispute resolution," going on to add that "her responsiveness to our needs showcases the compassion and competency with which she deals with clients."