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.
Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong team win Immigration Firm of the Year award10 September 2018
Market-leading employment and immigration law specialist Lewis Silkin has won the ‘Immigration Law Firm of the Year’ award at the Macallan ALB (Asian Legal Business) Hong Kong Law Awards 2018.
Residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will not require work permits when they are hired by enterprises on the Chinese mainland potentially as soon as September 201810 August 2018
On 3 August the State Council in China made an announcement to the effect that residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will not be obliged to apply for work permits in order to be employed by enterprises on the Chinese mainland, under a new proposal set to operate from September 2018.
Kathryn Weaver writes for Human Resources Online: Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong10 August 2018
In an article for Human Resources Online, Kathryn Weaver discusses the impact of the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment in Hong Kong.
Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong team shortlisted for three Asian Legal Business awards07 August 2018
Market-leading employment and immigration law specialist Lewis Silkin has been shortlisted for three awards in the Macallan ALB (Asian Legal Business) Hong Kong Law Awards 2018.
Kathryn Weaver writes for The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: Closing the Gender Pay Gap16 July 2018
In an article for The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Kathryn Weaver discusses gender pay gap and the implications for Asia-based employees of UK companies.
Kathryn Weaver comments for Human Resources Online: Same-sex couples in Hong Kong to be granted spousal visas in landmark ruling09 July 2018
In an article for Human Resources Online, Kathryn Weaver comments that the ruling is a win for the LGBT community and will allow businesses in Hong Kong to attract more talented recruits.
Kathryn Weaver comments for Law.com: Top Hong Kong Court Says Lesbian Couple Should Receive Spousal Visa05 July 2018
In an article for Law.com, Kathryn Weaver comments on Hong Kong's highest court's decision to grant spousal visas to same-sex couples.
Gender Pay Parity – Does it really make a difference?25 June 2018
Kathryn Weaver joined a recent BritCham panel discussion in Hong Kong on Gender Pay Parity to discuss if the rising awareness has really made a difference.