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Lewis Silkin LLP

Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 4ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Growing employment practice garnering a significant reputation within the market for its work advising Hong Kong-based clients and multinational with operations in the jurisdiction. Advises on the full range of non-contentious matters, from immigration law issues to employment tax, data privacy issues, pensions and employee share schemes. Also well placed to advise on investigations and contentious employment matters.

Strengths

A client describes the team as "my trusted employment advisers," going on to add: "We use them for everything really, and they are solid and up to date on developments, all of the time."

Further interviewees describe the team as "experts in employment matters" and "dedicated employment lawyers," noting that the firm is "making big waves in the market."

Work highlights

Acted for a luxury Italian retail company on the employment law issues in relation to the Covid-19-related closing of its stores, mall, casinos and offices across Greater China.

Notable practitioners

New entry to the rankings Catherine Leung impresses market sources, who note that she is "very knowledgeable" and "experienced" in employment law matters. She acts on a wide range of issues, spanning from hires and terminations to discrimination and industrial relations matters. One client opines: "She is really one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. She has a very engaging way of communicating with clients; she's very articulate and able to explain complex issues with clear language."

Kathryn Weaver is "well respected in the market," according to interviewees, who describe her as "an expert and a technical specialist." She advises both companies and senior executives on contentious and non-contentious issues, ranging from complex terminations and discrimination disputes to regulatory and training matters. A client reports that she is "always very responsive, pragmatic and commercial."

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China

Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)


Catherine Leung
Up and Coming
Kathryn Weaver
Band 4