We act for employers and employees to provide them with advice on employment law and assistance in employment agreements and disputes both in Hong Kong and in cross-border arrangements. Our expertise covers:
  • drafting employment contracts for corporations and bespoke executive contracts

  • advising on compensation and tax planning

  • designing and implementing employment benefit plans

  • advising on employment and termination disputes

  • handling transfers of businesses including transfers of existing employees

  • advising on non-competition and restrictive covenants and confidentiality provisions

  • applying for work visas and related immigration advice

Our team advises on the full spectrum of labor and employment matters including employment disputes in respect of the termination of employees, severance payments, long service payments as well as generally in respect of matters under the Employment Ordinance, unlawful dismissal cases, pay and employment equity, employment standards, occupational health and safety, human rights, labour relations and injunctions. Some of our notable cases include:

  • acting for a former employee of a multinational shipping company in a High Court Action to recover outstanding remuneration

  • advising and assisting a global electronic security and fire protection manufacturer and marketer in Labour Tribunal proceedings against a former employee claiming additional bonuses and in a High Court Action against an employee seeking injunctive relief and damages for a breach of the non-competition and confidentiality agreement.

  • acting for an international high-end jewelry retailer in the reconciliation procedure conducted by the Labour Department and settled with a former employee complaining about unfair dismissal and disability discrimination

  • defending a former employee in a managerial position of an accounting firm in a High Court Action taken out by her employer for damages for alleged fraud and breaches of fiduciary and employee’s duties



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