Employment Contracts and Relations

Employment contracts and related documentation, such as employee handbooks, reflect the dynamics between employers and employees, and they have an important role in setting the right tone for the working relationship.

We provide legal advisory services to our clients and work with them in the preparation and review of employment contracts and related documentation to ensure that they are in line with their expectations. In doing so, we play a role in shaping human-resource policies that strike a balance between the commercial objectives of employers, and the individual rights and interests of their employees.

Having an appreciation of how improved productivity is a natural corollary of a happy workforce, we also advise clients on various employee and workplace initiatives. One of the popular forms of employee incentives are share-option schemes, and our employment and tax law practice collaborates to effectively advise clients on the implementation and tax treatment of such schemes.

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    Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications

    • Asialaw Profiles, 2021: Recommended for Labour and Employment

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    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 : Recommended for Labour and Employment

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    Practice Highlights

    Client Testimonials

    • A client's feedback about Bill Jamieson, provided by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 

      "He is thorough, dedicated, inventive and responsive. We feel that he cares for client relationships, and goes out of his way to find solutions."

    • Corporate Counsel of Givex Corporation, Esther Barrow's feedback about Kenn Lim

      “Our company was looking to open a subsidiary in Singapore and we were therefore in need of a local lawyer with a range of expertise in Singapore law. We found that in Kenn, who expertly guided us through the intricacies of setting up our business, handled the submission of the regulatory filings, and even advised us on employment-related matters as we set-up a team in Singapore. We were impressed by Kenn’s quick responsiveness to our inquiries, the high quality of his legal services, and the range of his knowledge. He was also able to recommend banking and accounting contacts to us as we round out the administrative aspects of establishing our company. We highly recommend Kenn’s services to any foreign or local entrepreneur or company looking to establish a business in Singapore.”

    • A review provided by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 

      “At CNPLaw LLP, Pradeep Kumar Singh assists local and international businesses across the whole spectrum of employment law issues from the onset of the employment relationship to its termination as well as immigration issues. Bill Jamieson is the other key partner, handling primarily corporate restructuring and employment aspects of cross-border transactions.”


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    CNPupdates – publications written by our Employment Lawyers

    The Employment Contracts and Relations Team

    Pradeep Kumar Singh Admin Partner at CNPLaw

    Admin Partner

    Pradeep acts for corporations, whether they are private or listed companies, on all aspects of their business including advice and drafting of documentation on investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. With Pradeep co-heading the Employment and Immigration team, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 has commented that CNPLaw has “a solid reputation” for assisting local and foreign clients, who are employers or employees, with a range of issues.


    Bill Jamieson is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. Bill is an English lawyer who is also registered to practise Singapore law in the areas of corporate law, banking and finance and securities laws. He enjoys working in the diverse and dynamic Asian market and helping his clients to achieve their goals.

      Bill’s practice focuses on corporate financing transactions, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and employment law matters. His experience includes 10 years in the City of London and over 20 years in Asia. Before joining CNP, Bill was a partner in a well-known international law firm. He is recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Investment Funds and Labour and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021. Bill is one of the firm’s contacts for Interlaw, a network of independent full-service corporate law firms ranked by Chambers and Partners in its highest category, “Elite”, amongst all global law firm networks.


      Wong Pei Ling Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image


      Pei Ling has over 23 years of legal experience and has advised clients with Malaysian and Singaporean interests on their cross-border transactions, joint ventures, investments, commercial and technology agreements. Find out more about Pei-Ling by viewing her profile and read an article of hers about employment, one in particular – The test on when an independent contractor is legally an employee (Case update).


      Kenn Lim is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. His practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investments and private equity transactions.


      Kenn’s practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investments and private equity transactions. In 2018, Kenn was nominated as part of Singapore’s 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under by Singapore Business Review.


      Quek Li Fei Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image


      In addition to Li Fei’s experience in acting for banks on varied transactions and in general corporate law, he also helps individuals in estate planning, including the legal aspects of wealth management, advising on and setting up trusts and off-shore structures to secure their future and the future of their families.


      Liew Lorraine is an Associate at CNPLaw LLP

      Lorraine Liew

      Senior Associate

      Lorraine is experienced in advising clients, comprising start-ups and SMEs to multinational firms, on general corporate legal matters, including compliance with applicable laws such as personal data protection and employment/immigration.


      Marvin Chua Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

      Marvin Chua

      Senior Associate

        Marvin is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Advisory team. His main areas of practice include corporate advisory and general employment matters. Prior to joining CNPLaw, he trained and practised at a leading commercial law firm, under the practice areas of commercial litigation and international arbitration.


        Jolyn Wah Associate at CNPLaw
        Senior Associate

          Jolyn is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Advisory team. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and was ranked 3rd in Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations in 2015. Her main area of practice includes corporate advisory and employment matters. Jolyn was trained in various practice areas of law with a focus on commercial litigation and family law prior to joining CNPLaw.


          Goh Wan Shuen is an Associate at CNPLaw, she is in in the Funds and Financial Services team. Her main areas of practice include investment funds and mergers and acquisitions


            Wan Shuen is an associate in the Funds and Financial Services team. Her main areas of practice are investment funds and mergers and acquisitions. She regularly assists in the formation and operation of private funds in several jurisdictions, including drafting the full range of fund documentation, as well as the provision of related regulatory advice. She is also regularly involved in other transactional work involving mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and employment issues.


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