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Our work for employers and employees on senior executive appointments and terminations gives us a unique insight into the priorities of both sides.
Changing personnel at the top level always poses risks because the right management team can make or break a business. Whether you are an employer taking on new senior managers or terminating an appointment that is just not working out, or a senior executive moving to or from a major role, sound advice at an early stage can help ensure your interests are protected.
Deacons’ team of employment lawyers are highly experienced in acting for both sides of the employment equation, which gives us a unique perspective. This understanding of the priorities and concerns of all parties has helped us to negotiate successful solutions and find ways through the complex issues that are raised by senior executive contracts.
Our talented lawyers advise on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, from employment contracts and employee benefits/incentives, to highly sensitive disciplinary and grievance issues and contentious terminations involving serious reputational risks. We can help you put in place plans to protect your interests, including protecting your intellectual property and data when a former employee’s move to a competitor may threaten your company.
Meanwhile, if you are a senior executive, we can assist you negotiate a favourable package on joining or leaving your employer. In addition, our highly trained team of lawyers can assist with international employment matters, including transfers to and from Hong Kong and Mainland China, regarding visas and tax issues.
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