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Employment: Local firms
Susan de Silva’s team at ATMD Bird & Bird advises on due diligence, incentives and integration issues relating to substantial M&A transactions, and has become increasingly active in industrial disputes. The group acted for a global petrochemicals company in relation to a transfer of employees, and Swee Siang Boey gave restrictive covenants advice to an international client.
Allen & Gledhill LLP provides labour law and compliance advice to clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG and MasterCard WorldWide. Daren Shiau leads the team, which includes Sanjiv Rajan, Melissa Anne Teo and Kelvin Wong.
Vivien Yui and Jenny Tsin co-head the employment group at WongPartnership LLP, which handles matters ranging from staff procedures to injunctive relief actions. Nikko Asset Management, CapitaLand Group and Singapore University of Technology and Design are notable clients.
At Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, Kelvin Poa oversees the employment group and advises on the full spectrum of employment matters for well-known brands across the Asia Pacific region. Associates Gerald Heng and Alice Ho have transactional experience.
Colin Ng & Partners LLP assists corporate and individual clients with the drafting and termination of employment contracts as well as benefits, incentives and compensation schemes. Pradeep Kumar Singh and Bill Jamieson are recommended.
Drew & Napier LLC acts in both corporate and disputes-related employment matters for BP Singapore, Hitachi Data Systems and Mitsui Electronics Asia. Indranee Rajah SC has media industry experience, and is ‘tremendously helpful and calm’, and Kelvin Tan is ‘a valuable resource’ for contentious matters.
The cross-disciplinary practice at Rajah & Tann LLP acted for Commerzbank in a claim for S$9.5m by ten former employees in lieu of allegedly promised bonuses. Francis Xavier SC, K. Muralidharan Pillai and Yew Fei Lai have notable experience. Kala Anandarajah is ‘responsive, helpful and commercial’.
At Shook Lin & Bok LLP, Pradeep Pillai acted for an international travel logistics company in a High Court suit against seven former employees. Stephanie Wee was promoted to partner in January 2012. Vinodh Coomaraswamy SC has left the firm.
Ian Lim at TSMP Law Corporation has a commercial litigation practice with a particular employment focus. He acted for Citibank in a series of six high-profile breach of confidence suits resulting in unprecedented criminal proceedings.