Employment Law

Our detailed understanding and experience with ASEAN employment laws and local customs enables us to advise our clients on all employment issues, including labor disputes and visa and immigration problems.

1 Employment law advice

We recognize that mere knowledge of the local labor laws is insufficient to advise our clients: an appreciation of the local customs and practical realities is also essential. Our team of experts has a deep understanding of both and we provide our clients practical advice on a wide range of issues.

We advise on and assist with all employment related work including creating employment contracts and company regulations; constructing restructuring disciplinary and dismissal strategies; work-related injuries; and former employees’ non-compete agreements. Depending on the office, we also deal with cases of sexual harassment, power harassment, mental health issues, temporary and irregular work issues, and contemporary local issues that often arise in the modern business climate.

We also advise on labor related due diligence reports in M&A and restructuring situations.

2 Employment Disputes

With a network of member firms across the ASEAN region, we have represented companies from a variety of sectors in their employment disputes. These include disputes arising out of dismissals and reconstructing, advising and acting in civil proceedings and mediation, and conducting negotiations with labor unions.

3 Visa, Work Permits, Immigration

All expansions into the ASEAN market will involve acquiring the correct visas and work permits for non-local employees. We provide all necessary advice for clients guide them through the application processes. Our local experts in member firms can speedily respond to all, including urgent, cases.