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Employment Law

We advise on the full spectrum of mainstream employment matters faced by most businesses globally whether big or small. We support hiring and firing matters as well as workplace optimisation including employment policies, compensation plans, and resolution of potentially contentious employment or executive compensation issues.

Our experience includes advising on cross-border employment contracts, issues related to confidentiality, data protection, and restraint of trade, standardisation of HR policies and procedures, employee handbooks and manuals, as well as advice related to the transfer of employees resulting from mergers and acquisitions. We also have experience advising on the enforcement of employment agreements, internal investigations, and managing complex collective action and labour disputes.

TRANSACTIONAL

  • Employees and Transactions
  • Transfer of Employees
  • Mediation and ADR
  • Tribunals
  • Redundancy and Termination
  • Pre-acquisition Due Diligence

SPECIALIST

  • Cross Border Employment
  • Employee and Labour
  • Relations
  • Executive and Director Duties
  • Compliance
  • Executive Contracts
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Termination of Employment
  • Employment Handbook
  • Whistleblowing
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Unfair Dismissals
  • Strategic Consulting

DAILIES

  • HR Policies
  • Employment Contracts
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Recordkeeping and Data Protection
  • Entitlements and Compensation
  • Secondments

Indicative Experience

UK: Represented a famous retail company in relation to a dispute brought by an employee. Drafted a settlement agreement.

UK: Advised a well known food company in relation to drafting all their HR procedures, i.e. staff handbook and various policies.

UK: Represented a retail company in relation to a grievance procedure brought by one of their employee.

ASEAN: Acted for an Australian MNC on the standardisation of its regional employment contracts, and offer letters.

USA: Advised and conducted internal investigations related to various employment and labour laws and regulations.

ASEAN: Drafted, negotiated, and advised various individuals and companies on the execution of numerous employment agreements

ASEAN: Advised clients and job-seekers regarding market trends, compensation/benefits, employment laws and labour practices, in various jurisdictions.

UAE: Drafted a dual jurisdiction employment contract for the re-negotiation of employment terms of the CEO of a prominent family-owned business.

UK: Represented a publicly listed media and advertising company on the drafting and negotiation of a C-level executive employment contract.

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