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Bird & Bird

Employment (International Firms)

2 ranked lawyersBand 3ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dedicated team that acts for employers on a wide range of matters, including regulatory advice, employee transfers and sexual harassment claims, among other issues. Also advises on employment policies, bonuses and compensation schemes, and workforce restructuring and reductions. Particularly strong in acting for the technology sector, in addition to clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical and fashion industries.

Strengths

"The Bird & Bird employment team has consistently provided us with strategic and client-focused advice," enthuses a client, adding: "It's a pleasure to work with the team; communication has always been straightforward and productive, and we are able to discuss our concerns and needs easily."

Another client affirms: "They are terrific, as well as practical, business-savvy and very responsive."

Notable practitioners

Jeannette Tam is a highly rated associate with experience assisting with employment law advisory matters and disputes. She assists with discrimination and harassment claims, compliance training and employee transfers.

Pattie Walsh is described by interviewees as a "terrific" partner and an "all-rounder" in the employment law sphere. She is well respected for advising international clients on a wide range of matters, including employment contracts, high-profile redundancies and workplace reductions and redundancies. An appreciative client notes: "She has an excellent reputation and we get along with her and her team extremely well."

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Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)


Jeannette Tam
Associates to watch
Pattie Walsh
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