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Lewis Silkin
1302, 13/F, Dina House, Ruttonjee Centre
11 Duddell Street
Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Work Department

Employment, Immigration and Reward


Catherine has been advising clients on all aspects of Hong Kong employment law over the last 16 years. Her strengths lie in her attention to detail and the ability to provide practical and strategic advice to clients on all employment-related issues ranging from hiring to firing, discrimination and data privacy.

Catherine has been a speaker in a number of engagements including the British Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Foundation, and the Hong Kong Law Society.

As part of her practice, she also provides full coverage advice on issues relating to global mobility and immigration to our corporate and senior executive clients.


Qualified Hong Kong (2006), England & Wales 2008

Associate Clyde & Co 2007 – 2008
Associate DLA Piper 2008 – 2010
Associate Reed Smith 2010 – 2011
Senior Associate Howse Williams Bowers 2012 – 2014
Solicitor Baker Mckenzie 2014 – 2018
Legal Director/ Of Counsel Lewis Silkin Hong Kong 2019 – 2020
Partner Lewis Silkn Hong Kong 2020 – present




Ius Laboris


LLB, PCLL University of Hong Kong, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Labour and employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Catherine LeungLewis Silkin 

The ‘very proactive, practical and very responsive’ team at Lewis Silkin has notable experience in immigration and visa matters, and handles other contentious and non-contentious issues for its clients. Noted for its strong profile among local and international companies, the firm has recently had a number of instructions relating to the National Security Law and the COVID-19 pandemic. Kathryn Weaver, who is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales, is the head of the group. She acts for clients such as FTSE 100 companies, household-name brands, gig economy clients and start-ups. Catherine Leung is recommended for strategic advice on recruitment and terminations, discrimination and data privacy matters. The team is greatly boosted by Jezamine Fewins who joined from Stephenson Harwood in January 2022. Fewins’ expertise cuts across employment and IP law with a focus on litigation cases.