Cynthia heads up the HR and Pensions practice and is also the head of Corporate Commercial of the Firm.
She has considerable experience in all labour-related matters (both contentious and non-contentious) and obtaining employment visas for expatriates and their families. She also advises on occupational retirement schemes and the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) and data privacy issues. 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 frequently acts for employers in defending discrimination claims and claims in the Labor Tribunal. Other highlights include advising on employee restructuring in a major MNC and conducting investigations in whistleblowing claims by employees. Cynthia is also a rare find in the market who is well-versed with employment aspects in commercial transactions and M&A deals. She recently acted for 2 financial institutions in a proposes merger and advise them of complicated HR issues.
Cynthia also regularly advises on implementation of share plans offered by Offshore companies to their subsidiaries in Hong Kong.
In addition, Cynthia regularly conducts employee trainings to staff e.g. on employment law updates, workplace ethics, data privacy and related issues.
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.
Recognised in the “Hall of Fame” for Labour and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021, 2022, 2023)
Recognised as a Band 1 Lawyer in Employment (China) in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2021, 2022, 2023)
Recognised as a thought leader in the field of Labour & Employment and Pensions & Benefits in Hong Kong by the Who’s Who Legal (2017 – 2023 editions).
Listed in Euromoney’s Expert Guides – Women in Business Law (Labour and Employment) (2012 –
“Cynthia Chung is known to sources as a “solid performer” and a “very commercial and pragmatic” partner who “wants to resolve, not overwork matters.” The scope of her impressive employment law practice includes misconduct investigations, data privacy issues and employee transfers.” – Chambers Asia Pacific Guide (2021)
“Cynthia is a seasoned advisor to both local and international clients on contemporary issues” – Legal 500 (2023)
Quoted in an article in The Standard entitled “Survey says long hours tops worker gripes”, January 2020
Featured in an article in Hong Kong Economic Times on “【企業管理】Z世代打工仔重視企業文化錢不是萬能” ((Corporate Management) Generation Z views strong corporate culture as important and are the least concerned about money), January 2020