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Employment law in Hong Kong 香港僱傭法

Employment is a central focus of our business and we advise Hong Kong clients and multinationals of all sizes on their employment law needs.

Underpinning the success of any business is its people. Meeting the competitive challenges of today’s rapidly changing world can require a radical re-think of the employer/employee relationship, and co-ordinating globally mobile talent can present significant challenges. Nurturing diversity, incentivising key staff and protecting against team defections are all essential to business success.

Our team of lawyers in Hong Kong advises both businesses headquartered in and those with operations in Hong Kong on the full range of employment law matters including:

  • day-to-day HR support
  • employment documentation
  • separation agreements
  • employment disputes in the Labour Tribunal
  • restrictive covenants
  • transfer of business undertakings
  • restructurings
  • employee benefits and incentives
  • workplace privacy
  • advising senior executives
  • expatriate assignments

We also advise on multi-jurisdictional employment law projects.

You can view our latest four Hong Kong blog posts below and our full blog here.






  • 日常人力資源支援
  • 僱傭文件
  • 解僱協議
  • 勞資審裁處之僱傭糾紛
  • 限制性條款
  • 業務經營轉讓
  • 架構重組
  • 員工福利及獎勵
  • 職場私隱
  • 向管理高層提供建議
  • 外派工作



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