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Asia Pacific Region

Our Hong Kong office offers high quality and cost-effective employment and global mobility support across APAC jurisdictions.

Many of our clients have an established or growing presence in Asia Pacific (APAC) and need integrated support on employment and global mobility issues across the region.

Our Hong Kong office can also provide a first contact point for APAC-based businesses and individuals seeking advice on UK and European employment law and global mobility issues.

Our Hong Kong office is currently shortlisted in the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards in the Immigration Law Firm of the Year, Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year and Rising Law Firm of the Year categories.

Watch our video on the services we can provide across APAC.

 

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