Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of Labor & Employment Practice partner Julia Yeo, who joins the firm in Singapore from Clyde & Co.
Ms. Yeo, who has considerable experience advising clients on all aspects of employment law, is widely recognized for her litigation expertise, with vast experience of representing clients on contentious employment issues, such as disputes on enforceability of restrictive covenants and summary dismissals, across the Asia Pacific region.
Specializing in aligning clients’ global strategies with the diverse employment laws across multiple jurisdictions in Asia, Ms. Yeo regularly advises corporate and senior C-suite level clients. Her expertise in hiring, internal investigations, disciplinary and grievance issues and terminations means she is a highly sought-after practitioner and has extensive experience advising clients across a range of sectors, including insurance, energy and shipping. She has advised various professional bodies in their disciplinary processes and currently sits as a lay member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Singapore disciplinary panel.
Ms. Yeo has also developed a highly successful and well-regarded immigration practice, enabling clients to seamlessly transfer their staff across a region with diverse laws and regulations.
Global co-head of the Labor & Employment Practice, Caroline Noblet, commented: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming Julia to Squire Patton Boggs. With her experience advising corporates across many countries in Asia, Julia will operate as our hub lawyer leading our employment and immigration practice in the region from her base in Singapore. Julia will ensure our clients have expertise on the ground where and when they need it most. We believe that it is this “one-stop shop hub” approach that further underlines the pre-eminence of our global employment and immigration practice. We are very pleased that Julia will help us strengthen this offering further still.”
Ignatius Hwang, office managing partner in Singapore, said: “Julia is extremely well regarded in the Asia Pacific region and will make a brilliant addition to our team here. We are delighted she is joining the firm.”
Ms. Yeo is widely regarded as a leader in her field, with The Legal 500 describing her as “extremely knowledgeable” and capable of “delivering an impeccable service.”