Lewis Silkin opens its doors in Hong Kong
30 April 2015
First international office will provide employment and global mobility advice for clients across Asia-Pacific. Lewis Silkin today announces the establishment of a new office in Hong Kong to support the rapidly expanding employment and global mobility needs of its clients across the Asia-Pacific region.
First international office will provide employment and global mobility advice for clients across Asia-Pacific
LONDON AND HONG KONG – Law firm Lewis Silkin today announces the establishment of a new office in Hong Kong to support the rapidly expanding employment and global mobility needs of its clients across the Asia-Pacific region.
Now recognised by the Law Society of Hong Kong as a Registered Foreign Law Firm, the new location is Lewis Silkin’s fourth office – alongside London, Oxford and Cardiff – and represents the firm’s first office outside the United Kingdom. Based within Hong Kong’s Universal Trade Centre, the Hong Kong team is being led by Antonia Grant, Immigration and Global Mobility Partner, and also includes Senior Associate Scott Anderson and Trainee Li Xiang, as well as additional professional and support staff.
The new Hong Kong office now offers the firm’s clients a “one stop shop” for employment and global mobility advice across Asia-Pacific. Further, the office is at the centre of and will closely collaborate with a network of local and regional firms throughout Asia as part of Lewis Silkin’s membership of Ius Laboris, the global alliance of leading employment, labour and pension law firms.
Ian Jeffery, Managing Partner of Lewis Silkin LLP, commented:
“The opening of our new office in Hong Kong is a major milestone for our firm, and a natural next step in our evolution. Given that many of our clients have significant business interests in the region, establishing a team there ensures that we are best positioned to support their ever-changing employment and global mobility needs across the region.”
James Davies, Partner and Joint Head of Employment, added:
“Building from a position of strength as one of the UK’s leading employment law firms, our new Hong Kong office represents a logical extension of our already market-leading offer. Many international organisations find the landscape for employment law across Asia-Pacific particularly challenging and complex. Working with Ius Laboris and its member firms across the region, clients now have access to an even more comprehensive and integrated network of employment law expertise spanning the globe.”
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Asia Pacific 亞太區
We have been operating in the Asia Pacific for many years, working with our clients as they expand and develop their businesses in the region, and as they seek to do business in Europe and the UK.