Workforce Restructuring and Termination of Employment



With disruption becoming commonplace across the global economy, businesses have to continuously evaluate their strategic directions and reorganise their workforce to remain competitive. These processes may lead to the reshuffling of employees, the outsourcing of certain roles and workforce reduction.

We provide legal advice to our clients on how they can effect such changes in a manner that is fair to the parties involved, with a view towards minimising any ill-feelings that may give rise to disputes. This grants our clients the flexibility and confidence to reorganise their workforce so that they can adapt to constantly shifting market needs.



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    Accolades

    Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications




    • Asialaw Profiles, 2021: Recommended for Labour and Employment

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    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020 : Recommended for Labour and Employment

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    Practice Highlights



    Updated guidelines on responsible retrenchment

    Updated guidelines on responsible retrenchment

    The Tripartite Advisory on Managing Excess Manpower and Responsible Retrenchment (“Advisory”) was updated by tripartite partners (comprising the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”), the National Trade Union Congress and the Singapore National Employers Federation) partners on 17 October 2020. The Advisory, which provided further guidance on the conduct of retrenchment exercises in Singapore was last updated in March 2020, and introduced a list of cost-saving measures that employers should consider and adopt as an alternative to retrenchment.

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    The Workforce Restructuring and Termination of Employment 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.
    Partner

      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 2020. 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

      Partner

      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.

      Partner

      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

      Partner

      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

      Associate

      Marvin’s 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. Find out more about Marvin by viewing his profile and read an article of his about employment, one in particular – Upcoming Amendments to The Employment Act.

           



      Jolyn Wah Associate at CNPLaw
      Associate

      Jolyn’s 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

      Associate

      Wan Shuen 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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