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WongPartnership LLP

Employment: Domestic

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What the team is known for

WongPartnership has a pre-eminent employment law practice in Singapore, advising clients on disputes, regulatory compliance and retrenchment exercises. Leverages the firm's strong M&A team to advise on employee transfers and related HR matters. Additionally noted for its expertise in litigation and investigations connected to workplace harassment, breach of restrictive covenants and terminations. Serves blue-chip multinational companies from a range of sectors including the insurance, healthcare, technology and oil and gas industries. Clients benefit from the firm's regional network, including in relation to the employment aspects of cross-border transactions. Clients include J.P. Morgan and Exyte Singapore.

Strengths

One grateful client affirms that "WongPartnership is always professional, responsive, practical and commercially minded."

Another impressed client agrees that the team consists of "extremely talented individuals."

Work highlights

WongPartnership represented Exyte Singapore in a criminal charge against it under the Workplace Health and Safety Act.

Notable practitioners

Jenny Tsin is a market-leading expert in Singapore for employment disputes, with strengths in investigations, as well as advising on terminations of senior employees and redundancies. She also handles corporate and regulatory compliance. One admiring interviewee remarks that "she is approachable, responsive and has the ability to offer complex advice in a simple and practical manner."

Vivien Yui has a robust employment practice in Singapore with experience reviewing employment policies and drafting employment agreements as part of restructurings and joint ventures. She represents both Singaporean and international corporates. One market source explains that "her blend of corporate law experience applied to employment matters is both unique and highly valued, since it marries our commercial objectives with employment contracts."

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Overview

Our Employment Practice is cross-disciplinary in nature and our team encompasses lawyers well-versed in corporate practice as well as disputes work. We draw on the best of both worlds in providing practical solutions for our clients in all aspects of employment law.

On the corporate front, we implement staff procedures and manuals, advise on benefits and incentives, work with clients on employment issues in connection with carve-out and bolt-on transactions and advise on implications arising from the relocation of employees

On the disputes front, we represent clients in court and at arbitration across the entire spectrum of employment related disputes, conduct investigations involving employee misconduct, manage and advise on retrenchment exercises and sensitive terminations, including negotiating termination arrangements. 

Our commitment to exceptional client service includes our membership in the Employment Law Alliance ("ELA"), the world's largest alliance of employment and labour law experts. Appointed as the sole Singapore law firm member, the ELA provides us access to practitioners of the highest calibre around the world.

We also have an active Immigration Practice where we regularly advise clients on Singapore immigration laws relating to citizenship, permanent residency and work and visit passes.

We are proud of the recognition achieved by our Practice, having been attributed as being a "quick, detailed, commercially-minded practice".

Members

Tsin, Jenny (Head of Department)

Yui, Vivien (Head of Department)

Chang, Qi-Yang

Ho, Wei Jie

Industries

- Aerospace & Defense

- Banks

- Education

- Energy

- Financial Services

- Forestry & Paper

- Government

- Healthcare

- Insurance

- Media

- Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

- Private Clients / Individuals

- Real Estate

- Retail

- Sports

- Technology, Hardware & Electronics

- Transportation

- Travel & Leisure

- Utilities

Professional Services

Employment: Domestic

WongPartnership LLP

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Location

12 Marina Boulevard Level 28 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3

12 Marina Boulevard Level 28

Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018982

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Employment: Domestic