Cynthia Chung

Partner | Corporate Commercial | Employment and Pensions

cynthia.chung@deacons.com
+852 2825 9297
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"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."

"Cynthia Chung is singled out for her ability to get into the mind of the client and to look at legal objections from its perspective."

"She has high levels of specialist industry knowledge, and pairs it with a good feeling for how the decision impacts clients, ..."

Cynthia is head of the Corporate Commercial group and also leads the Employment and Pensions practice.

She is recognised as a Band 1 Lawyer in Employment (China) in Chambers Asia-Pacific, “Hall of Fame” for Labour and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific and a Thought Leader in Labour & Employment and Pensions & Benefits in Hong Kong by the Who’s Who Legal.

Highlights

She has 27 years of experience in all kinds of advisory work related to employment and labour and on retirement schemes and provident funds. She advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious labour matters and the preparation of trust deeds and related documents for retirement and pension schemes. Her clients include employers who are multi-national companies and statutory bodies and MPF/ORSO service providers.

More about Cynthia Chung

  • Recognised as a Band 1 Lawyer in Employment (Hong Kong Law) in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2021)
  • Recognised in the “Hall of Fame” for Labour and Employment (Hong Kong) in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)
  • Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment: Foreign Firms (China) in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)
  • 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)
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer for Employment in the Chambers Asia-Pacific (2007 – 2020)
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer for Labour and Employment in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2007-2020)
  • Recognised in Euromoney’s Expert Guides – Women in Business Law (Labour and Employment) (2012 – 2020)

  • 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

"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."

"Cynthia Chung is singled out for her ability to get into the mind of the client and to look at legal objections from its perspective."

"She has high levels of specialist industry knowledge, and pairs it with a good feeling for how the decision impacts clients, ..."

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Jurisdictions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales (non-practising)
  • Victoria (Australia)

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