Employment Law Web Forum: Avoiding Disputes, Redundancy & Data Privacy

  • Hong Kong Local Time (GMT+8)
     August 11, 2021
     4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

This forum will be conducted in English and scheduled time is according to GMT+8 (Hong Kong Local Time).

With COVID playing a big part in the increase of employment disputes over the best part of the last 18 months, Legal Plus new Employment Law Web-forums will cover the essential issues in redundancy, data privacy, internal investigations & whistle blowers, termination and discrimination which are aimed at giving general counsel and HR leaders need-to-know information and clarity on these topical but complex issues surrounding employment law in the current crisis effecting not just Hong Kong, Asia but globally.

Join Legal Plus on their highly successful web-forum series to listen to industry experts and have the opportunity to ask pertinent questions throughout the event via the live text boxes on these essential issues on employment law as many companies comes to grips with the huge changes and challenges facing nearly all leading companies throughout Asia

Register is now open to join the web-forum on 11 August 2021 and to gain up-to-date expertise and insights from our expert presenters. 

To be a speaker & sponsor at the leaders web-forums, please contact jason.sinclair@legalplus-asia.com

The organiser reserves the right to change the program without prior notice.

  • Opening Welcome by the Web-forum Moderator
    David Craig QC, Essex Court Chambers
  • Redundancy in the Current Climate
    Andrea Randall, Partner RPC
  • Privacy/Personal Data Issues Regarding Vaccination Policies
    Kathryn Weaver, Partner, Lewis Silkin
  • Live Grand Panel — Avoiding Disputes, Termination, Discrimination & Regional Updates — Asia Focus
    Moderator: Fiona Loughrey, Head of Employment, Asia, Simmons & Simmons
    Panellists: Jeffrey Wilson, Counsel, JunHe LLP
    Selvamalar Alagaratnam, Partner, Skrine
    Andrea Randall, Partner RPC

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  • Normal Rate: USD 49 (access to recordings, real-time chat with speakers and more.) – Please download the flyer and complete the registration form
  • Complimentary Pass: In-house/ General Counsel (Complimentary pass is applicable to in-house counsel from non law/consultancy firm and based on first-come-first-served. Results are based on the organiser’s discretion and applicants will be notified by email.Complimentary seats for In-house/ General Counsel.)


David Craig QC, Forum Chairman
Essex Court Chambers
David Craig QC’s practice encompasses large-scale multi-week litigation (often with an international/multi-jurisdictional dimension), urgent injunctive relief and appellate work, principally founded on disputes arising in the context of employment, partnership and LLP membership. David is generally instructed in high profile and heavyweight cases in the High Court, frequently involving conspiracy and economic torts, unlawful competition, team moves, the protection of confidential information, post-termination restraints, wrongful termination/expulsion, carried interest and bonus disputes (where he has acted in most of the landmark decisions), as well as claims arising in a regulatory context which raise important reputational issues, and whistleblowing and discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal. He is often instructed by clients in the financial services sector (including investment banks, inter-dealer brokers, hedge funds, and individual employees in those sectors), but his client base is wide and includes insurers/insurance brokers, PR firms, professionals, and music and publishing businesses.
Fiona Loughrey, Panel Moderator
Head of Employment, Asia, Simmons & Simmons
Fiona is the Head of Employment in Asia at Simmons & Simmons. She founded the firm’s Asia Employment practice in 1999 and is widely recognised as one of the most experienced labour law specialists in the region, having been among the first solicitors in Hong Kong to specialise in this area, in the late 80s. Fiona advises on all aspects of the employment relationship. She has consistently been recognised as a Band 1 “Leading Individual” for Employment Law in Hong Kong by Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific since their directories began (most recently in the 2021 editions), and is a member of the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Hall of Fame.
Andrea Randall
Partner, RPC
An Employment and Regulatory Lawyer, Andrea advises on both Hong Kong and English law. She has significant and extensive experience in high profile complex litigation, including multi-jurisdiction disputes. Andrea undertakes all types of Employment Law work and advises both employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship. The focus of Andrea’s Regulatory practice is representing individuals who are the subject of internal investigations and/or external regulators including the SFC, the ICAC, the Labour Department and the police. Andrea regularly advises on matters in relation to whether approved persons are “fit and proper”. Andrea has extensive experience in representing both employers and employees engaged in civil proceedings as well as criminal prosecutions in Hong Kong and in England. Andrea has been ranked in all major legal directories including Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, AsiaLaw and the Doyle's Guide.
Jeffrey Wilson
Counsel, JunHe LLP
Jeffrey Wilson is a counsel at JunHe LLP and is based at the firm’s Shanghai office. He is a member of JunHe’s employment law team, which numbers more than 30 legal professionals in the firm’s 10 offices in mainland China. Jeffrey has more than two decades of experience assisting multinational corporations with labor and corporate law matters in China. Prior to joining JunHe in 2010, Jeffrey previously was associated with other law firms in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei. He received his JD degree and masters degree in Chinese studies from the University of Washington.
Selvamalar Alagaratnam
Partner, Skrine
Selvamalar is co-head of the firm's Employment practice. She provides integrated support to a wide range of clients in various industries on all employment/human resource related matters including compliance with all laws applicable to employment relationships; managing the exit of employees whether by way of collective reduction in force exercises or individual terminations for misconduct or poor performance; protection of confidential and proprietary information; investigations and disciplinary actions; trade unions, both recognition and collective bargaining; dispute resolution at all levels and business immigration. She also provides strategic advice in internal fraud management advising clients in high profile and highly sensitive matters involving fraud perpetrated by employees; and the options available to the organisations to obtain redress against the wrongdoers. Her practice extends to focused compliance on bribery and corruption as well as acting for medical practitioners in negligence and malpractice suits.
Kathryn Weaver
Partner, Lewis Silkin
Kathryn is the head of Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong office and also heads up the employment law division of the firm. She is dual-qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong and is listed as a recognised practitioner for Hong Kong employment law in Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Doyle’s Guide. She has extensive experience in 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. She advises on the full range of employment law issues, has over 14 years’ experience working in the employment law field, and is regarded by clients as “always very responsive, pragmatic and commercial”. She is regularly called on to speak at legal and HR conferences and events and is often interviewed and quoted on topical employment law matters in the region.

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