Cynthia Chung
Cynthia Chung

Cynthia Chung


Hong Kong
+852 2825 9297

Cynthia Chung


Hong Kong
+852 2825 9297

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Cynthia is head of the Corporate Commercial group and also leads the HR and Pensions practice.  She has considerable experience in all labour-related matters and obtaining employment visas for expatriates and their families.  She also advises on occupational retirement schemes and the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF).  Cynthia is also experienced in the setting up and advising on on-going requirements of companies limited by guarantee e.g. private clubs and non-profit organisations.

Cynthia regularly advises employers on drafting of employment contracts, reviewing employment related policies and handbooks, drafting of benefit compensation plans, advising on employment disputes, discrimination issues and privacy issues.  

She recently acted for a major airline in restructuring their workforce after a change in business strategy.  Other highlights include advising a multi-national company in defending a claim of discrimination in the Equal Opportunities Commission.  

Cynthia also regularly advises on implementation of share plans offered by French companies to their subsidiaries in Hong Kong.

In addition, Cynthia regularly conducts employee trainings to staff e.g. on employment law updates and workplace ethics.

Cynthia also regularly advises employers, trustees and administrators on ORSO retirement scheme documentation and restructuring.

She recently assisted a large bank to set up an ORSO successor scheme.

Appointments / Memberships:

Member of the Retirement Scheme sub-committee of the Law Society

Member of the Guidelines Committee of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

Vice Chair of the Municipal Services Appeal Board

Chief Adjudicator of Immigration Tribunal

Executive Committee Member and Honorary Legal Adviser, The Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association

Vice President, Employment Law Alliance

Member, The Law Institute of Victoria, Australia

Member, The Law Society of England and Wales

Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong

Pro Bono

Honorary Legal Adviser for The Hong Kong Ballet

Honorary Legal Adviser, The Women’s Foundation


BCom, University of Melbourne, Australia

LLB, University of Melbourne, Australia


Recognised as a Band 1 Lawyer in Employment (China) in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2021)

Acknowledged as a leading lawyer for Employment in the Chambers Asia-Pacific (2007 - 2020)

Recognised in the “Hall of Fame” for Labour and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)

Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment: Foreign Firms (China) in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)

Recognised as a leading lawyer for Labour and Employment in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2007-2020)

Recognised as a thought leader in the field of Labour & Employment and Pensions & Benefits in Hong Kong by the Who’s Who Legal (2007 - 2020 editions)

Recognised in Euromoney’s Expert Guides – Women in Business Law (Labour and Employment) (2012 - 2020)

Shortlisted for the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2013 for Labour & Employment