Employment Lawyers in Hong Kong

Gall’s award-winning team of employment lawyers advise on contentious employment law matters, providing advice to and acting for employers and employees on a range of issues including:

  • Post-termination restrictions (e.g. restrictive covenants on non-compete, non-solicitation of employees and non-solicitation of clients)
  • Internal investigations, SFC regulatory investigations and disciplinary issues
  • Redundancy issues
  • Termination and separation issues
  • Injunctions – applying for and defending injunctions to prohibit use of confidential information and enforce post-termination restrictions
  • Dismissal
  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination claims
  • Legal proceedings from the Labour Tribunal to Court of Final Appeal

We provide legal advice on ground-breaking, complex employment law disputes and are often referred work from other law firms where they are unable to act owing to conflicts of interest. As an independent firm we have the ability and experience to litigate against large financial institutions.   


Frequently asked questions

Yes. Our specialist employment lawyers have acted for employers and employees on all types of disputes which touch upon the employment relationship.

This ranges from disputes during the employment relationship (such as issues over conduct, performance, internal/external investigation and bonus/deferred compensation payments) through to termination and post termination, where the dispute may relate to the termination itself, terminal payments/ separation agreements or restriction on the employee’s activities such as the use of confidential information and joining a competitor.

Our employment lawyers have extensive experience in all stages of litigation; including commencing claims and complaints at the Labour Tribunal and the Equal Opportunities Commission and representing clients at all levels of the Court system – from the High Court to the Court of Final Appeal.

Yes. Our employment lawyers have substantial experience in this area and are often instructed on high profile and complex matters relating to individual/team moving to a competitor, soliciting clients and poaching employees as well as retention and misuse of confidential information.

Our team of specialist employment lawyers adopt a practical approach when disputes arise ensuring that businesses have the best strategy in place to minimise risk and threat when an individual (or team) leaves. We also advise individuals on how best to defend litigation and injunction applications relating to their conduct.

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2022-2023

The recognised Hong Kong employment group of Gall holds significant expertise in contentious employment matters.

Leading Firm, Employment – Chambers Greater China 2022

Recommended, Labour & Employment

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, 2021

Employment & Labour

China Business Law Awards 2021

I have always found them very responsive and keen to help.

Leading Firm, Labour & Employment – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Employment is one of Gall’s specialties. They perform as well as other specialist practices in this area and punch above their weight.

Leading Firm, Employment Law – Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

Labour and Employment Firm of the Year

AsiaLaw Awards 2020

Very experienced in employment litigation

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

“Gall is a first-class firm, offering practical and cost-effective advice” “Very effective”

Outstanding Practice, Labour and Employment – Asialaw Profiles 2020

Very effective and focused on the executive termination matter, and helped it reach a conclusion that was positive for the client. Overall, the quality of the advice has been fantastic.

The firm has very strong and attentive client service, detailed and thoughtful analysis of relevant case law, and demonstrated deep experience in Hong Kong employment related matters.

Outstanding Firm, Labour & Employment – Asialaw Profiles 2020