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  • Employment law in China - an overview

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    11 May 2017

    China’s strong economy, large manufacturing base and burgeoning consumer market make it an irresistible place for many Western companies to do business. This in-brief provides a snapshot of some of the key aspects of Chinese employment law. Our Hong Kong office was opened to meet a growing demand from many of our clients for coordinated employment and immigration/global mobility support across the Asia Pacific region (including China).

  • Ask About … Retail Fashion & Hospitality

    11 May 2017

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Emma...

  • Advocate General’s Opinion – Uber provides a transport service not an information society service

    11 May 2017

    The Advocate General states the Uber is providing a transport service and it not acting as an electronic intermediary and providing an information society service. Uber therefore should have to comply with local laws for the licensing of taxi operators

  • Lewis Silkin expert speaking at The Great Escape 2017

    10 May 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Nigel Dewar Gibb will be speaking at The Great Escape, as part of the Royalties Conference, on Friday 19 May.

  • Dr Nathalie Moreno comments for Business Review Europe: Can Fintech rescue City of London jobs after Brexit?

    10 May 2017

    Dr. Nathalie Moreno has commented in an article for Business Review Europe which discusses how Fintech could continue to prosper in the United Kingdom after Brexit and the implications of the growth of Fintech for the City.

  • Partenariat: pourquoi adapter les statuts et le pacte d’actionnaires?

    10 May 2017

    Si vous constituez une société avec votre partenaire d'affaires, vous pourriez être tenté de vous fonder uniquement sur les statuts légaux applicables par défaut à une « Private Company Limited by shares » (le modèle) pour régir les procédures internes de la société, et votre relation contractuelle d’entreprise.

  • James Storke comments for Lawyer Monthly: Why Is Mental Health Still Taboo At Work?

    10 May 2017

    As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, James Storke has commented in an article for Lawyer Monthly which discusses the stigma attached to mental health issues and why it still persists as a workplace taboo.

  • Will you pass the red face test? - Naming and shaming of late payers has now arrived

    10 May 2017

    From 6 April this year, all large UK companies (and limited liability partnerships) are now subject to a new regime which requires them to publish, on a Government website, detailed reports on their supplier payment policies and practices. The Regulations are designed to create public transparency of large businesses’ payment policies and practices, primarily for the benefit of small and medium-sized suppliers.

  • Brexit bonfire of employment law unnecessary say employers

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    05 May 2017

    Employers overwhelmingly back most existing employment rights and do not believe the current employment law framework should be revised after the UK leaves the EU according to a new report published by the CIPD and Lewis Silkin.

  • Brand clearance

    05 May 2017

    Dominic Farnsworth has written a practical guide to brand clearance for Practical Law.

  • Immigration law in China – an overview

    05 May 2017

    This inbrief is designed to provide a general overview about business visits and employment authorisation requirements for China. As with all countries the immigration laws may be amended with little or no notice and this guide is designed to be general in nature.

  • How to divorce the EU, in three uneasy steps

    05 May 2017

    The European Council published its official guidelines for Brexit negotiations on 29 April 2017. Lewis Silkin reported on EU Council President Donald Tusk’s circulation of negotiation guidelines to EU leaders at the end of March 2017, and the newly published guidelines are consistent with the earlier version.

  • Brexit bonfire of employment law not needed, say employers

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    04 May 2017

    Employers back UK’s existing employment rights framework as negotiations over the country’s departure from the EU begin.

  • Alex Kelham comments for The Times: When HMRC looks to the stars

    04 May 2017

    Alex Kelham has been quoted in an article for 'The Times' which discusses how disputes over image rights are increasingly about income and tax.

  • Helping to shape the Global Driverless Revolution

    03 May 2017

    In this article, we look at the road ahead for autonomous vehicles.

  • Lewis Silkin acts for Sans Frontieres Associates on their investments from Dods Group Plc and Lord Timothy Bell

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    02 May 2017

    Lewis Silkin has advised Sans Frontieres Associates, the international, strategic communications consulting company, on its set up and on the investments received from Dods Group Plc and Lord Timothy Bell. Sans Frontieres Associates is a London based company which began trading in January 2017, founded by Jonathan Lehrle, former partner of Bell Pottinger.

  • Employment law in Hong Kong - an overview

    01 May 2017

    With its historical ties with the West and reputation as a “gateway” to Mainland China, it is not surprising that Hong Kong is already home for many Western companies and is top of the list for those wishing to expand into Asia Pacific. This in-brief provides an overview of employment law in Hong Kong.

  • Zero hours contracts

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    01 May 2017

    Zero hours contracts allow organisations to hire individuals without guaranteeing them any work.

  • Employment law in Japan – an overview

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    27 April 2017

    Although its historically high economic growth has long since passed, Japan’s economy is still one of the largest in the world. This economic strength, combined with the fact that Japan is a relatively mature market in the Asia Pacific region with a rich and unique culture, means that Japan remains a popular place for Western companies to do business. This inbrief outlines some of the key areas of Japanese employment law relevant to businesses operating in Japan.

  • Employment law in Singapore – an overview

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    27 April 2017

    Singapore’s rapid economic development since it gained independence in 1965 is well documented. This economic success, combined with the country’s lightly regulated business environment, has long made it a natural “hub” for many multinational employers. This in-brief provides an overview of some of the key aspects of employment law in Singapore.

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