Our team, led by Jonathan Gray, is highly experienced in all things employment and we offer a full range of practical employment advice for both employers and employees. As your business advisors we seek to protect your interests while also ensuring a legally compliant employment framework.
We routinely assist with moving major employers, senior executives, expatriates and their dependents across borders throughout Asia Pacific. Our Hong Kong and Sydney lawyers have particular expertise in business immigration and investment programs. Attorneys out of all our offices are well versed in helping structure employment agreements and packages.
We work to reach a cost effective, practical negotiated or mediated outcome where disputes arise. Where this is not possible our leading dispute resolution team is well-placed to assert rights through courts and tribunals. A recent contentious matter we successfully worked on involved the commandeering by employees of a European-based tech company's Shenzhen office together with its only Mainland server storing key business data. We were able to work out a solution which included the safe delivery of the server and agree terms for departing employees. We have also successfully helped the Hong Kong subsidiary of a listed Australian share registry avoid charges for alleged breach of criminal provisions of the Hong Kong employment code.
A growing area of our practice is data privacy around employment, particularly in Hong Kong. We are regularly asked to prepare privacy policies for employers, including those for use on websites, harmonising to the extent possible with policies in their head office.
We are also experienced in advising on restrictive covenants for senior employees moving companies. We count senior executives across industry sectors, in addition to leading corporations and consulting firms, as our clients in this space.