About Littler Asia Pacific

Global Practice Focused Exclusively on Labor and Employment Law

Littler is the largest law practice in the world exclusively devoted to representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law. Our Asia Pacific Regional Center in Singapore serves as a one-stop shop for convenient and critical labor and employment advice in Asia’s key business markets and beyond.

Today’s multinational employers need multinational advisors who not only understand the laws in various jurisdictions, but who also understand the nuances, customs, and practices in each market. With lawyers strategically located across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, we provide holistic business solutions to manage our clients’ global labor and employment legal needs.

Legal Counsel for Companies Operating in Asia

We provide counsel on all phases of the employment life cycle with a focus on helping businesses achieve their human resource goals.

  • Deep Knowledge of the Asian Employment Landscape. Lawyers within our APAC Regional Center offer strategic counsel and practical advice for employers operating in or expanding to APAC. Our attorneys blend their knowledge of the laws in each location where they are licensed or qualified with insights into how to navigate those laws transregionally, as well as a broader understanding of employment issues throughout Asia and elsewhere.
      
  • Global Insights for Asia-based Employers. With more than 100 offices across the globe, we connect our APAC-based clients to the rest of the world for labor and employment advice and disputes. We help multinational employers comply worldwide with employment regulations; investigate employment claims; implement important regional or global company policies or values; train client teams on multinational employment management and workforce compliance strategies; and manage and/or limit employment disputes.
      
  • Strategic Advice in Asia for Multinationals. Littler brings a unique depth of experience with the implementation of regional and global HR strategies that impact multiple countries. Our APAC attorneys create top-down approaches for employers based on an understanding of the pitfalls of cross-border compliance and the strategies commonly used to address multi-country employment initiatives in Asia and elsewhere.

Our Team's Experience in Asia Pacific

Our global practice includes Littler attorneys who are licensed or qualified to practice in Asia Pacific countries, and others who provide further experience working with Asia Pacific-based companies doing business elsewhere in the world. Together with our working partners, our Littler team covers employment matters across Asia Pacific jurisdictions, including:

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Key Aspects of Labor and Employment Law

We advise clients on the various legal and cultural issues that arise in the workplace for employers with Asia Pacific operations, including:

  • Hiring and onboarding strategies
  • Employment policies, rules of employment, and general HR compliance, both local and multi-country
  • Collective and enterprise agreements
  • Cost-cutting and reductions in force
  • Data privacy
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Employee management, discipline and termination
  • Employment investigations
  • Engaging contractors or gig workers
  • Training and education on multiple issues unique to each country

The Littler Global Guide

We are pleased to present The Littler Global Guide – an online portal providing in-depth information and analysis of a broad range of international employment and labor law issues. Authored by legal practitioners and scholars from around the world, The Littler Global Guide covers workplace law topics in over 40 countries/territories, across six continents. This new format for drawing on Littler’s International practice and experience enables readers to drill down into one country’s law or compile a country-to-country comparison on a single topic.

Request complimentary access at globalguide.littler.com.

Our Approach

Think Strategically (English)

Think Strategically (English)

Think Strategically (Chinese)

Think Strategically (Chinese)

Think Strategically (Japanese)

Think Strategically (Japanese)

Key Contacts

Asia Pacific Regional

Trent M. Sutton

Managing Partner-Singapore | Singapore Registered Foreign Lawyer
+65 6964 8701
Asia Pacific Regional

Philip M. Berkowitz

Shareholder
+1 (212) 497-8481
Asia Pacific Regional

Lavanga V. Wijekoon

Shareholder
(312) 795-3216
Australia & New Zealand

Naomi Seddon

Shareholder
+1 (310) 712-7312
China

Nancy Zhang

Shareholder | Singapore Registered Foreign Lawyer
+65 6964 8702
China

Xi (Grace) Yang

Of Counsel
(206) 381-4904
Hong Kong

Betty Lee

Of Counsel | Singapore Registered Foreign Lawyer
+65 6964-8705
Hong Kong & Malaysia

Shiau Sang Tee

Of Counsel | Singapore Registered Foreign Lawyer
+65 6964-8706
India

Isha Malhotra

Associate | Singapore Registered Foreign Lawyer
+65 6964 8703
India

Urvashi Morolia

Associate
(713) 652-4741
Japan

Aki Tanaka

Shareholder
(617) 378-6038
South Korea

Soowon Hong

Of Counsel | Singapore Registered Foreign Lawyer
+65 6964-8714

Downloadable Materials

About Littler Asia Pacific (English)
About Littler (English)
Employment & Labor Law Solutions Worldwide (English)
About Littler (Chinese)
Employment & Labor Law Solutions Worldwide (Japanese)

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