Employment law firm of the year

23 Mar 2018

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has been named Employment Law Firm of the Year at the Asia Legal Awards 2018.

This accolade follows publication earlier this year of Chambers Asia (2018 edition) which recognised our employment practice as "extremely commercial, with very fast response times" and our ability to provide "invaluable advice". Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (2018 edition) noted the team’s "responsive, knowledgeable and well-thought-out advice". Our employment practice is ranked by both legal directories in Tier 1 for Hong Kong and in Tier 2 for China. Our Singapore employment practice is ranked in Tier 2 by Asia-Pacific Legal 500.

The Asia employment group is an integral part of the firm's leading global employment practice and is headed by partner, Fiona Loughrey.

The firm's Asia employment practice continues to go from strength-to-strength across Hong Kong, the PRC and Singapore. A number of recent key hires were also made, with the appointment of May Lu and Matthew Durham, both partners in the Shanghai office, and Russell Lamb, a former partner in Greenberg Traurig’s employment practice, who relocated from London to join our Hong Kong team.

Fiona Loughrey and Sarah Berkeley are consistently recognised as two of the leading employment law practitioners in Asia.

Fiona Loughrey said: "with congratulations also to the other shortlisted Asian practices, I am thrilled to collect this award on behalf of our team members in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. We strive to provide a service to our clients of the highest calibre achievable; and I hope this type of award and our directory rankings suggest that we are viewed as a practice of top quality".

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