James Davies, joint head of the firm’s Employment group, says: “Many international organisations find the landscape for employment law across Asia-Pacific particularly challenging and complex. Building from a position of strength as one of the UK’s leading employment law firms, our new Hong Kong office represents a logical extension of our already market-leading offer.”
The team is being led by Immigration and Global Mobility partner Antonia Grant. She will be assisted by senior associate Scott Anderson and trainee Li Xiang, as well as additional professional and support staff.
Lewis Silkin’s managing partner Ian Jeffery adds: “The opening of our new office in Hong Kong is a major milestone for our firm, and a natural next step in our evolution. Given that many of our clients have significant business interests in the region, establishing a team there ensures that we are best positioned to support their ever-changing employment and global mobility needs across the region.”
As well working with the firm’s London, Oxford and Cardiff teams, the Hong Kong office will collaborate with a network of local and regional firms throughout Asia as part of the firm’s membership of Ius Laboris, a global alliance of leading employment firms.