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Kennedys

Employment (International Firms)

2 ranked lawyersBand 3ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Advises on redundancy programmes, employment contracts and handbooks, as well as senior employee incentive plans. Also handles a number of employment disputes, including wrongful dismissals, terminations, discrimination claims and internal investigations. Experienced with handling issues relating to data privacy and theft of confidential information by employees. Active across a range of industry sectors, including businesses in the finance, education, retail and technology sectors. Also represents senior executives from banks, financial institutions and listed companies on a range of disputes.

Strengths

An impressed client notes: "They are very easy to work with and get straight to the point. They are problem solvers while being technical and without showing off, which is a great strength."

"The team as a whole was very capable and knowledgeable, which helped us get a positive outcome," reports another client.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Emily Duncan is frequently sought out by high net worth individuals and organisations operating in the banking, financial services and insurance sectors for her expertise in advisory and litigious employment law matters. "I have lot of respect for her; she knows her stuff and takes a practical approach," confirms a market source.

Senior practitioner Richard Bates draws on over two decades of legal practice in Hong Kong. He handles employment matters as part of a broader commercial law practice, often advising on contract drafting, immigration issues, hirings and redundancies.

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China

Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)


Emily Duncan
Band 2
Richard Bates
Band 4