Employment law and practice

Employment law manages one of the oldest and most fundamental aspects of commercial life, notably, the relationship between the employer and employee. On one hand, protecting the rights and obligations of employees, and on the other, supporting businesses large and small as they seek growth and change. The law and practice of employment is a balance, and an optimal balance drives success for individuals, businesses and communities.

Wide capability to support employment needs

Receiving acclaim from peers, clients and industry watchers in various legal publications, our Employment Practice is regularly recognised as a top-tier practice in the area of employment and labour. Offering advisory, transactional and disputes capabilities, our experienced team handles a variety of employment issues at domestic and cross-border levels.

For advisory or transactional matters, we advise on all aspects of employment relationships including share options, pension and incentive schemes, collective bargaining and industrial relations, statutory welfare and benefits, staff severance and retrenchment management, outsourcing arrangements, and transfer or integration of a workforce resulting from mergers and acquisitions and takeovers. 

On the contentious front, our team regularly handles all forms of employment disputes, including wrongful dismissals, enforcement of restrictive covenants and post-termination restraints, disciplinary proceedings, work-health safety incidents and injury compensation claims, employee wrongdoing investigations, breach of fiduciary duties and white collar offences.

Expertise and experience across borders

As a leading firm in South-east Asia often engaged in cross-border matters, we understand human resources are a strategic consideration in many circumstances.  Apart from our client portfolio of corporates and institutions, we frequently provide labour law advice to clients of top labour and employment practices in other jurisdictions. We also act as Asia-Pacific legal co-ordinator for multinational corporations on employee integration issues arising from global acquisitions of business operations, and on the legal aspects of multinational corporations’ outsourcing of their human resource functions.

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