04 January 2021
Over the past few decades, Vietnam has moved from a centrally-based economy to one with significant market features.
11 January 2021
IP lawyer David Swain joins as partner.
21 January 2021
With a vaccination against coronavirus being rolled out in Hong Kong shortly, many employers in will understandably be eager to have their employees vaccinated in the hope of their workplace returning to some form of normality. This article explores some of the legal issues.
01 February 2021
Although still a largely agrarian economy, Indonesia is rapidly industrialising and diversifying into other spheres. The continuous and steady growth of the country makes Indonesia an attractive place for business in the coming years. It is important that organizations currently doing business in the country or considering doing so are aware of the often strict employment laws in Indonesia.
17 March 2021
Lewis Silkin (Hong Kong and UK) and Rajah & Tann (Singapore) partner to bring you a key session focussing on What’s new in data and privacy in Europe and the UK, and a short update on the positions in Hong Kong and Singapore, covering:
13 May 2021
We’ll look at the latest developments in employment law across the Asia Pacific region as well as looking to what’s on the horizon for the year ahead.
17 August 2021
With over half of Hong Kong’s population having received a first vaccine dose, employers may be keen to monitor which of their employees have been vaccinated.
02 November 2021
The Court of First Instance recently upheld a 6-month non-compete clause and granted an injunction against a former employee preventing him from working for a competitor of his former employer until the non-compete period had expired. This demonstrates that a well-drafted non-compete clause can be an effective way to protect the interests of an employer.
17 December 2021
In the case of Cosme De Net Co Ltd v Lam Kin Ming  HKDC 445, the Court of First Instance upheld an employer’s decision to summarily dismiss an employee who ran a competing business in secret.
04 January 2022
Experienced employment and IP litigator Jezamine Fewins joins team.
10 February 2022
In this article, we will cover the government’s proposed amendments to the Employment Ordinance (“EO”) as part of its continuing efforts to fight the endemic, and the latest development on abolishing the Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) offsetting mechanism.
07 March 2022
There is finally visibility on how the government proposes to sunset the controversial Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) offsetting mechanism as the long-awaited Employment and Retirement Schemes Legislation (Offsetting Arrangement) (Amendment) Bill (“Bill”) was tabled to the Legislative Council on 23 February 2022. The government hopes that the law will be finalised within the current government office term and expects the mechanism to be abolished by 2025. This article provides a summary of the key changes and some key takeaways for employers.
21 March 2022
The government recently published the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 to amend the Employment Ordinance (“Amendment”). The Amendment will come into force on a date to be determined after it is enacted by the Legislative Council and it is expected that this will take place soon. The Amendment is a timely response to the outbreak of the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong and this article summarises what employers need to know.
23 March 2022
In unfair dismissal claims, whilst orders for re-employment are rare, they can be very lucrative for claimants. In particular those who are high earners stand to benefit considerably as the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal (currently £89,493) does not apply which can lead to very large pay-outs as in the case of Jones v JP Morgan Securities plc.
11 April 2022
The High Court in Hong Kong has granted an application allowing witnesses based abroad to give evidence by video conferencing, even though the flight ban has been lifted.
25 May 2022
We are delighted to announce that Catherine Leung has been recognised as a Leading Lawyer and Lewis Silkin has been awarded a Second Tier ranking in Employment & Labour in the Doyles Guides awards 2022.