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DLA Piper LLP

Employment (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Full-time employment practitioners assisting multinationals with employee transfers and restructures, as well as contentious employment matters, including the dismissal of senior executives and a variety of discrimination claims. Guides clients through compliance, reputation management and anti-corruption issues arising in Mainland China, as well as fraud investigations and whistle-blowing cases. Represents clients across a range of sectors, including retail, banking, technology and life sciences. Increasingly acting for domestic PRC businesses, as well as maintaining its international clientele and a strong practice advising on Hong Kong employment issues.

Strengths

Clients endorse the "knowledgeable, reliable and commercial" team, noting: "DLA Piper always provide advice promptly and try to provide constructive solutions."

Other clients note that the firm "always thinks about potential issues and pays attention to detail," adding: "They provide very practical and comprehensive advice in a very short time, to help us to solve issues in a simple way."

Notable practitioners

Helen Colquhoun is respected for her advice on a range of complex employment law mandates, from contractual matters and employee transfers and restructurings, to sensitive terminations and investigations. Interviewees say that she is a"very experienced" adviser "who every corporate client would like to work with in difficult times," with one source simply noting: "I have only great things to say about her."

Johnny Choi is hailed by interviewees as a "go-to person" for employment law who is "solid in terms of his experience" and "speaks very commercially." He advises international clients from a broad range of sectors on workplace restructurings and employee transfers, in addition to terminations and complex disputes.

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Employment (International Firms)

DLA Piper LLP

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Location

20th Floor, South Tower, Beijing Kerry Center

No. 1 Guanghua Road

Chaoyang District

Beijing

Beijing

China

100020

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

China

Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)


Helen Colquhoun
Band 3

Employment: PRC Law (International Firms)


Johnny Choi
Band 2