Our firm’s employment practice, comprising partners with a wealth of experience across a broad spectrum of employment law related matters, is well equipped to handle this complex and multi-disciplinary area of law. As a full-service firm, we have extensive experience, ranging from preparing documentation like drafting of employment contracts, managing tricky situations like terminating employees to handling multi-million dollar disputes involving former employees.

The practice assists and represents clients in a diverse range of employment related issues, including:

  • Employment-related disputes like claims for workmen’s compensation, breach of employment agreements, breach of fiduciary duties and unfair dismissal
  • Crafting, advising and enforcing provisions such as restraint of trade, non-compete and confidentiality provisions
  • Crafting employment contracts, manuals and staff policies for employees across multiple levels, including foreign employees
  • Advising employers, employees and ex-employees on their rights and obligations
  • Advising HR Departments on data protection issues, crafting data protection policies and conducting seminars to senior HR officers on data protection compliance

Given the wide-ranging nature of our work, we are honoured to work with many established multinational companies as well as local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to establish a foothold in the market, and laypersons with employment-related legal queries.

Our recent work includes:

  • Defending the Chief Financial Officer of a MNC at the High Court against a multimillion dollar claim involving breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Representing an MNC in their action at the High Court against a few of its ex-employees claiming breaches of their employment contracts and copyright infringement
  • Advising an employer on its options vis-à-vis an employee who was subject to a bond agreement but had been absent from work
  • Advising a leading group of companies in the health and wellness industry on a wide range of employment-related legal issues, including the drafting of employment contracts and staff policies, and breach of employment agreements
  • Representing a leading equipment supplier to the media industry at the High Court against an ex-employee for breaches of fiduciary duty, which involved complex issues relating to computer forensics and electronic discovery
  • Representing a leading offshore oil and gas equipment manufacturer at the High Court against an ex-employee for breach of confidential information and copyright infringement
  • Reviewing, drafting and commenting on employment agreements, handbooks, policies and other related employment documentation for numerous employers
  • Advising on various anti-competition / non-solicitation clauses and/or disputes between employers, prospective employers and employees
  • Advising numerous employers in relation to employment termination and/or retrenchment exercises
  • Advising and assisting numerous clients with transfer of employees and employment passes upon a business sale or business restructure
  • Advising on employment regulatory regime in Singapore, including issues under Singapore’s Employment Act, the maternity protection regime and Central Provident Fund contributions
  • Advising employers on data protection and privacy issues in the Singapore context

Contact Partners

For further information, please contact:
Toh Kok Seng
Julian Tay
Matthew Saw
Francis Lim