We know that human capital is a top priority of any successful organisation. In today’s world, attracting and managing talent is more important than it has ever been.
Drew & Napier’s Employment Practice is consistently recognised as a leader in the field. We represent clients in every aspect of employment practice, including employment, benefits, ethics and governance issues; and in transactional, advisory and contentious work.
Clients seek our help to develop broad, strategic employment advice, and assist with specific issues. We recognise that your organisation’s method of recruiting and retaining the right people is constantly changing. We provide creative, realistic and commercial solutions tailored to suit your needs.
In contentious situations, our long-standing reputation for excellence in disputes work means that we always stand ready to advance our clients’ best cases in every forum, while acting for some of the biggest and most well-known employers means that we are always conscious of practical, reputational considerations.
We provide transactional, advisory and dispute resolution assistance in all aspects of employment law.
Transactional and advisory
Employment contracts and policies; employment handbooks and statutory employee benefits, including employee intellectual property and confidentiality agreements
Employee stock option and pension schemes
Compliance with workplace health and safety and employee insurance legislation, such as the Workplace Health & Safety Act and the Work Injury Compensation Act
Restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, transfers of employment in acquisition and takeover of businesses and undertakings
Employer and employee data protection
Advice on termination, redundancy and severance
Cross-border transfers and secondment, immigration, expatriate tax issues
Breaches of employer and/or employee duties
Termination and redundancy
Enforcement of restrictive covenants and other post-termination obligations
Investigations into compliance with corporate governance, regulatory, anti-corruption rules
Disputes arising out of company restructuring, or secondment or relocation arrangements
Breaches of confidentiality and data protection issues
The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Employment 2016 – Band 1
Lim Chong Kin
“Drew & Napier has notable strength in disputes work.”
“Kelvin Tan is a valuable resource for contentious matters.”
“[Kelvin Tan] is always attuned to clients’ needs and available to discuss their concerns.”
“Benjamin Gaw handles non-contentious work such as data protection, immigration and post-acquisition matters. He is praised for his ‘quick turnaround time’.”
Elizabeth Tong is described as "fantastic".
Employment 2017 – Band 2 for 4 consecutive years
"They are very responsive and always answer the question. They don't just state the law like some law firms do. Instead they give you something you can actually use."
"The team is very responsive and client-focused."
"Extremely professional, sound advice and very prompt in serving their clients."
"I am continually impressed by their thoroughness."
"They have a proactive approach, they respond quickly and are willing to work on international projects."
Who's Who Legal
Labour & Employment 2016
Benjamin Gaw – Recommended individual
Labour & Employment 2016 – Highly Recommended practice
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Labour & Employment 2009
Practical Law Company Which Lawyer? Yearbook
Labour & Employee Benefits 2009
“Experienced in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters with some focus on corporate labour policies and breaches of contract.”