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Employment (International Firms)

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Hong Kong-headquartered firm with noteworthy experience acting on domestic and PRC employment law matters and coordination of regional projects, including employee transfers for multinational companies, as well as pension regulations, incentives, and immigration and benefits issues. Also advises firms on contentious matters, including the dismissal of senior executives under sensitive circumstances and investigations into allegations of employee misconduct. Has experience advising on discrimination claims as well as assisting with reputation management, equal opportunity and social media policies.

Strengths

A client enthuses: "I am very happy with the advice they have given. I find the team to be very proactive in suggesting practical solutions, and they can also deliver within short deadlines."

Another client affirms: "They are always fast in meeting our requests and willing to spend time explaining to us the legal nuances of their advice, which is always clear and useful."

Work highlights

Assisted an international retail brand with an investigation into the alleged misconduct of a male colleague towards a female colleague.

Notable practitioners

Rising in the rankings, Cynthia Chung is known to sources as a "solid performer" and a "very commercial and pragmatic" partner who "wants to resolve, not overwork matters." The scope of her impressive employment law practice includes misconduct investigations, data privacy issues and employee transfers.

Elsie Chan enters the rankings after winning praise for her client-oriented approach to mandates, as one source reports: "She is outstanding, her advice is clear and she is always available." She draws on over 15 years of experience advising on both non-contentious and contentious employment law matters.

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Employment (International Firms)

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5th Floor Alexandra House

18 Chater Road

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)


Cynthia Chung
Band 1