This course is a high level overview of Hong Kong employment law, geared for those looking for a broad understanding of the law for their own practice or for their company. Our course speaker is Kathryn Weaver, Managing Partner of Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong office. Kathryn also heads up Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong employment practice. She has extensive experience of advising multinational employers in the Asia Pacific region on international employment law matters and acts for a mixture of FTSE 100 companies, household-name brands, gig economy clients and start-ups. Her clients span various sectors including technology, financial and professional services, retail and advertising.
She advises on the full range of employment issues in Hong Kong, including complicated terminations, negotiated separation agreements, restrictive covenant disputes and litigation, defending claims in the labour tribunal and courts, discrimination issues, grievances and disciplinaries, performance issues, sickness absence, redundancies and restructuring, and data privacy.
She also handles a range of employment-related work across Asia Pacific, such as implementing partnership programmes, coordinating global employee handbook reviews and the drafting of template employment documents, overseeing litigation, coordinating multi-country data privacy projects and cross-border restructuring, carrying out disciplinary and grievance investigations, and advising on senior ex-pat relocation packages.
In addition to advising clients, she frequently delivers bespoke training to clients in the region on topics such as diversity and inclusion, sexual harassment, employment status and data privacy, and regularly drafts articles and provide quotes on employment law topics for local media. She also regularly speaks at and chairs conferences in Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK on a wide range of employment law topics. She is dual-qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong.