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EMPLOYMENT LAW HRM CONGRESS HIGHLIGHT
HRM Asia’s Ninth Annual
Employment Law and Compliance
Asia Congress was held in Singapore
last month, with over 80 attendees
Shining the spotlight on 15
jurisdictions across top emerging
markets in Asia, this flagship event was
the practical guide for in-house legal
counsels and HR leaders to effectively
navigate the regulatory and cultural
complexities of multi-jurisdictional
transactions across the region.
This was the only Asia-Pacific focused
conference with a line-up of top-tier
employment lawyers speakers from each
of the jurisdictions being discussed.
Presenting in the 2015 event were
representatives of: Herbert Smith
Freehills (presenting on Singapore),
Quisumbing Torres (the Philippines)
Duane Morris (Vietnam) Rajah & Tann
Asia (Myanmar), Lee Hishammuddin
Allen & Gledhill (Malaysia),
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
(Indonesia), Winston & Strawn
(China), AZB & Partners (India),
Siam City Law (Thailand), Eiger Law
(Taiwan), Chuo Sogo Law Office
(Japan), Yulchon LLC (South Korea),
and People + Culture Strategies
Mark your calendars
with these events now!
• Smart Total Rewards Asia 2015,
18-19 August 2015, Singapore
• Conducting HR Compliance Audits,
26-27 August 2015, Singapore
• Smart HR Congress,
28 August 2015, Singapore
• The Business Savvy HR Leader Workshop,
22-23 September 2015, Singapore
• HR Service Delivery Congress,
28-29 September 2015, Singapore
(Australia and New Zealand).
The 2015 event also introduced
novel, interactive sessions, along
with a higher level of audience
involvement, including a two-hour
country-specific legal clinic.
Participants were able to have one-
on-one consultations with specialist
employment lawyers to discuss their
specific employment challenges.
Complemented with practical
case studies, this allowed them to
keep abreast of topical up-to-date
employment risks, as well as the latest
developments and legal updates.
Another highlight was a timely,
panel discussion featuring premier
legal experts from across five top
emerging markets in Asia: India, the
Philippines, China, Vietnam, and
Indonesia. These pre-eminent legal
minds exchanged views on the best
practices required to break through
the legal barriers to talent mobility in
each respective country.
Over 80 high-level delegates attended
the event, primarily from Singapore
(90%) but also from Malaysia, China,
Hong Kong and the US.
They heard expert advice on crucial
employment-related issues, such as:
• Recruiting, selecting, hiring and
• The employment contract
• Benefits, retirement and related tax
• Dismissal, termination and
• Expatriates and foreign workers
The Employment Law and Compliance
Asia Congress 2015 also welcomed
Wolters Kluwer as a dedicated
exhibitor for the event.
A very special ‘thank you’ to our
speakers who took time out of their busy
schedules to share their experiences
and thoughts. It is through the support
of this amazing line-up of speakers
that HRM Asia is able to continually
strengthen its programme. Once again,
we thank you all for your support.
We also ask that you keep in
touch with the contacts you made
and continue to participate in our
upcoming HR congresses.