Employment Lawyers in Hong Kong

Gall’s award-winning team of employment lawyers deal with the full range of employment law related issues and are one of the few employment law practices in Hong Kong who act for both employers and employees on both contentious and non-contentious legal matters.

Our team of specialist employment lawyers give advice and act for clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including:

  • Hiring Strategies
  • Negotiating and drafting contract terms
  • Entitlements under deferred compensation, bonus and share schemes
  • Drafting and advising on post termination restrictions
  • Advising on performance reviews and appraisals
  • Advising on internal investigations, SFC regulatory investigations and disciplinary issues
  • Discrimination complaints
  • Advising on redundancy issues
  • Advising on termination and separation agreements
  • Applying for and defending injunctions
  • Representing both employers and employees engaged in legal proceedings from the Labour Tribunal to Court of Final Appeal

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.

Our employment lawyers advise on both contentious (disputes) and non-contentious matters. Aside from the matters we described above, we also have significant experience in advising on performance reviews and appraisals, disciplinary issues, discrimination/harassment complaints and redundancy issues.

On the non-contentious side, our employment lawyers regularly advise on hiring strategies, negotiating and drafting contract terms and handbooks, issues relating to Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and advise on termination and separation agreements.

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

Gall is best-known for its ‘superb contentious employment offering

Leading Firm, Labour and Employment– Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019