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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

9 BATTERY ROAD, #25-01, SINGAPORE 049910, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6535 3600
Fax:
Fax +65 6225 9630
Email:
Web:
sg.rajahtannasia.com

Desmond Wee

Tel:
Work +65 6232 0474
Email:
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Position

Head, General Corporate Commercial
Head, Employment & Benefits

Career

Desmond’s range of expertise in employment and labour law includes the structuring of employment terms, performance plans, employee protocols and processes, advising on global mobility issues, trade unions matters, retrenchments and termination of employment exercises, advising on restraint of trade issues, state pension matters, interfacing with the authorities relating to policy matters, issues arising from restructuring and corporate turnarounds amongst others. Desmond's practice in this area regularly includes working in conjunction with the regional employment practice comprising lawyers from each of the member firms in the Rajah & Tann Asia network.


Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Desmond Wee - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

The 'very impressive and cost-effective' team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP acts for local and global corporates, banks and government bodies, including Procter & Gamble Europe, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore and WorldQuant Singapore. Desmond Wee and Jonathan Yuen jointly head up the team; the latter stands out for 'offering commercially practical and sound advice' and for 'not over-lawyering the issues'. K Muralidharan Pillai is also well regarded for his extensive employment-related litigation expertise. The group is handling a number of matters for Starwood, part of the Marriott Group, including representing the client in the successful defence of allegations by a senior ex-employee of wrongful dismissal and defamation. It was also engaged by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices to provide  employment law training across a range of topics for stakeholders from the Ministry of Manpower and other organisations.

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