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Mayer Brown LLP

Employment (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Works with an impressive roster of global clients, including some of Hong Kong's largest employers, on contentious and non-contentious employment issues. Coordinates regional advice for clients preparing multi-jurisdictional HR projects. Acts for businesses in the asset management, banking, automotive and airline industries, and is well known for its high level of expertise and activity representing clients in the tertiary education sector. Represents employers in disputes relating to wrongful termination, discrimination and misuse of confidential information, as well as actions relating to mass layoffs and trade union activity. Frequently acts on behalf of clients before the Hong Kong Labour Tribunal and High Court.

Strengths

Clients are full of praise for the team, with one source commenting: "I found them extremely capable across the board; they have a global network, are able to turns things round quickly while being very knowledgeable, and are competitive in terms of fees."

Further sources praise the "practical" team, which is said to offer "in-depth knowledge" and be "very attentive to clients' needs."

Notable practitioners

An impressed source describes Duncan Abate as "the best employment guru in Hong Kong" and adds: "I think his track record is brilliant; he is extremely decisive and gives clear advice." He offers experience advising large international companies on sensitive matters including high-profile terminations, union negotiations and workplace restructurings.

Head of department Hong Tran receives endorsements from interviewees, one of whom considers him a "logical and detail-driven" partner. He draws on over two decades of experience and is highly sought after by international and domestic clients who require assistance with contentious employment law matters, including discrimination claims, contested terminations and industrial relations issues.

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Overview

Our multidisciplinary group offers sophisticated solutions to the most complex employment and benefits related issues facing our clients. Our clients are among the largest businesses in the world with members of the Fortune 500, FTSE 100, DAX and Hang Seng frequently seeking our counsel on employment law and benefits strategies across the myriad regulatory environments in which they may find themselves.

Employment (International Firms)

Mayer Brown LLP

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Location

16th-19th Floors

Prince's Building

10 Chater Road

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)


Duncan A W Abate
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