Gerald practises primarily in the areas of labour and employment, and immigration, as part of the regional team serving Asia Pacific, including China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and South Korea.

    Gerald advises on a wide range of employment and immigration matters, including employment documentations (including personal data and intellectual property), benefits and compensations, disputes, harassment and discrimination, unions, workplace health and safety, public policy consultation, immigration and mobility issues and regulatory non-compliances, audits and representations. He also assists global companies undertake regional workforce reorganisation (i.e. RIF) exercises, compliance and best practices audits and employee investigations.

    Gerald has experience in intellectual property prosecution work in the region and beyond.

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    • Manage and assist on the regional redundancy exercise in Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines for a mobile satellite communications company.
    • Manage and assist on non-compete agreements for use in China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam for an off-the-road vehicular product manufacturer and service supplier.
    • Manage and assist on foreign secondment in Indonesia for a Singapore regional bank.
    • Manage and assist on employment documentations, benefits and compensations in India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam for a life science, fine chemical and diagnostic products manufacturers.
    • Manage and assist on employment documentations in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand for a cosmetics retail company.
    • Manage wrongful dismissal claims in Singapore for a German global electrical appliances company and for a British global transport company.
    • Manage and undertake HR and workplace health and safety audit of three group companies in Singapore for an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul company.
    • Manage and undertake work pass applications, renewals and appeals in Singapore for a US global integrated sales and marketing execution company.
    • Manage and undertake strategic representation to Singapore regulators against allegations of regulatory non-compliances (e.g. workplace discrimination and non-payment of social contributions) for a US global integrated sale and marketing execution company and an Indian global information technology and systems company.
    • Acted and advised individuals in claiming against a Singapore shipping company, which was eventually put under a Scheme of Arrangement, for non-payment of remuneration and benefits.
    • Managed and advised a US information technology company in obtaining the appropriate permit for its employees to perform services in Thailand.
    • Worked with a US global law firm and a regional law firm in providing Singapore employment advice to their clients, mostly technology companies.

    Education

    • Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, International Entry Course, 2016
    • King's College, London, LL.B., (Hons), 2012

    Admissions

    • Singapore

    Languages

    • English
    • Chinese (Mandarin)

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