I am an employment Partner in our Hong Kong office, and have been practicing in Hong Kong since 2006.
I am qualified in Hong Kong and in England & Wales and speak both English and Cantonese. I spent my early years in Canada, and obtained my law degree and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong with one year spent on a legal exchange scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. Having studied and lived in Hong Kong over the past 28 years, I am familiar with the local culture and have extensive legal knowledge of employment law.
My clients come from a wide range of industry sectors including financial services, luxury retail and tech firms. I enjoy working closely with legal, HR and senior executives to provide practical and strategic advice on a full range of employment law issues including redundancies, bonus entitlement disputes, team moves, data privacy, and complex discrimination and sexual harassment cases. I also advise clients in relation to investigations brought by the Labour Department and the Equal Opportunities Commission. A lot of my work has an international element to it, and I work closely with colleagues in our Ius Laboris firms across Asia Pacific on regional employment law projects and navigate clients through complex cross border issues.
I speak at external seminars and provide internal client training on topical employment issues, most recently on diversity and inclusion. I have contributed articles to numerous trade publications including Asian Legal Business, Hong Kong Economic Times, HK Lawyer and HR Magazine. I was also a contributing editor to the Lexis Practical Guidance for Hong Kong employment.
我獲得 Asia Pacific Legal 500 和 Chambers Asia Pacific 的認可，近期評語如下：
我參與過的知名香港僱傭案件包括：Grant Williams v Jefferies, Sunny Tadjudin v Bank of America, National Association
我亦經常在研討會和培訓活動上演講，同時身兼法律從業者組織 Lexis Practical Guidance 的作者。
Awards and recognition
- Leading Individual in Doyle’s 2022 Guide (Employment: Hong Kong)
- Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 (Employment) - "She is really one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. She has a very engaging way of communicating with clients; she's very articulate and able to explain complex issues with clear language"
- Legal 500 - Recommended as Next Generation Partner
- Chambers Asia Pacific - “Catherine Leung is singled out as a “diligent, very responsive and attentive” lawyer. Clients enjoy working with her, praising her for offering “prompt replies and excellent, thorough advice.”
- Chambers Asia Pacific - “Catherine Leung was also involved in the Jefferies wrongful dismissal case. She is a specialist employer lawyer who attracts impressive reviews from clients, with one reporting: “We found her work ethic, knowledge and execution to be nothing short of exemplary.”
- Chambers Asia Pacific – Listed as Associate to Watch 2014 to 2016