L&E Global is proud to announce that our Asia Pacific members were once again prominently featured in the recently published edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020, where they were recognised for their excellence in the field of labour and employment law.
THE LEGAL 500 ASIA PACIFIC 2020 –
AUSTRALIA – BAND 4
While focused mainly on corporate Australia and its senior executives, Harmers Workplace Lawyers also represents employers, employees and their representative organisations as needed. The employment team advises a wide range of blue-chip corporate, public sector and NGO clients in a range of both complex litigation and day-to-day employment, health and safety and industrial relations matters. Practice head Michael Harmer is supported in Sydney by work health and safety specialist Sudhir Sivarajah, experienced litigator Emma Pritchard, firm co-founder Sandra Marks, and Jenny Inness. Also notable is senior associate Amy Zhang who has experience in the areas of restraint of trade, sexual harassment, discrimination, regulatory investigations, and termination of employment.
Leading Individuals – Michael Harmer
CHINA – BAND 1
Zhong Lun Law Firm is well known for advising state-owned enterprises, multinationals and domestic companies on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters; employment litigation is a core speciality. Carol Zhu and Hao Dong are key names in Shanghai, while Beijing-based Haiyan Duan is praised for her ‘rich labour law experience, high degree of case participation, and ability of proposing the best solution for labour disputes from the perspective of clients’. On the non-contentious side, recent work has included compliance reviews, employee transfers, and sensitive advisory work.
Leading Individuals – Carol Zhu
Leading Individuals – Haiyan Duan
INDIA – BAND 1
Avik Biswas leads the full-scope employment practice at IndusLaw, which is regularly instructed by household-name corporates on regulatory, advisory and dispute resolution mandates. The team has strong experience with matters specific to, among others, unionised workforces, collective bargaining, contract workforces, employee benefits structuring, policy review, retrenchment and internal investigations. Recent unique contentious issues involved providing advice on alleged breaches to the Employee’ Provident Fund Act, disputes arising from C-suite terminations (including currently acting for an ex-CFO) and advising on employees’ claims to shares arising from M&A transactions. Manishi Pathak has recently been welcomed to the partnership from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, who strengthens the team’s regulatory expertise.
Leading Individuals – Avik Biswas
Leading Individuals – Manishi Pathak
JAPAN – BAND 2
Atsumi & Sakai is experienced in a range of employment agreements, directors’ and officers’ service contracts, procedures and work rules. The firm has particular expertise advising foreign corporations on the complexities involved in the termination of employment in Japan, including preparing termination schemes and settling disputes. Another areas of expertise for the practice is immigration matters, advising foreign nationals and their employers on visas, changes of status and residency applications. Kunihiro Sumida is active in contentious and non-contentious labour and employment, intellectual property, and corporate matters, particularly those with a cross-border element. He co-leads the team with Tatsuo Yamashima, who is known for disputes, collective bargaining and other corporate legal affairs.
Leading Individuals – Kunihiro Sumida
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