RESOLVING EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES
Our Hong Kong employment lawyers and litigators advise clients on employment law issues in the context of our wider Dispute Resolution and our Financial Services Regulatory practices. Our legal counsel has been consistently recognized by publications such as IFLR1000, Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, and asialaw profiles.
Our Employment Litigation practice has a particular strength in advising both financial institution employers and financial institution employees on disputes because of our strong background in financial services. This background gives us a deep understanding of regulatory requirements as well as compliance policies and procedures which are integral to setting the parameters of permissible employee conduct.
It thus enables us to ensure that our advice on employment matters is pragmatic, sophisticated and consistent with wider the regulatory context of maintaining SFC, HKMA or IA licenses. These could include registration, authorizations or applying for future licenses.
Leveraging more than twenty years of experience serving clients in the financial sector, our firm has carved out a formidable standing as the preferred organisation for businesses in search of tailored and inventive legal guidance.
GETTING THE DEAL DONE
Disputes Contact Us
We excel in resolving disputes with financial institutions regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”), the Insurance Authority (“IA”) or the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) and their employees or representatives. Whether the financial institution has alleged breaches of compliance policies or other misconduct on the part of employees, or where there has been a dismissal following allegations of misconduct, our employment litigation practice provides a level of advocacy for our clients grounded in years of experience in financial services and human resources issues within the financial services industry as well as deep technical background in the laws and regulations which govern financial market activities.
Legal Proceedings Contact Us
We handle complex employment matters including proceedings before the Hong Kong Court of First Instance.
Compliance Contact Us
Our guidance on Employment Ordinance requirements includes termination of employment, long service payment, severance payment, annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, deductions from wages and the classification of bonus or incentive payments as wages. As well as on common law requirements, including the proper exercise of discretion in the payment of bonuses and the proper characterization of arrangements for clawbacks and vesting of bonus and other incentive payments.
Cross Border Contact Us
We offer multinational businesses cross-border expertise in employment litigation. Our services range from employment contracts and policies to transfers and restrictive covenants. Our independent practice, ability to litigate against large financial institutions, and success in complex cases allow for us to uphold our reputation as a leading employment litigation practice.