Baker McKenzie has boosted its employment practice in Hong Kong with the addition of leading employment lawyer Tess Lumsdaine. She will advise clients on the full spectrum of employment, compensation and mobility issues, as well as assisting clients with employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. Joining from Herbert Smith Freehills, Lumsdaine brings international experience in all aspects of employment law, including contentious matters, such as contractual disputes, restraint litigation, safety related prosecutions, as well as civil claims and claims relating to termination, information theft, discrimination and harassment. She has extensive experience advising on executive employment, remuneration and regulatory issues in the context of hiring, mobility and exits. Lumsdaine regularly supports clients in tech, banking and financial services, consumer goods and retail, and pharmaceutical sectors across Asia Pacific in managing their multi-jurisdictional compliance and restructuring projects and complex workplace investigations. She is described by clients as a lawyer with deep insights and strong ability in steering business leaders through complex and evolving issues, such as how regulatory-driven changes impact the way that businesses interact with and manage their employees. She is also a regular speaker at industry events and contributor to industry publications.

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