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Jeannette has a wealth of experience advising clients on contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

Jeannette is a managing associate in our Asia Pacific Employment practice group, based in Hong Kong.

Jeannette has close to eight years of dedicated employment experience and specialises in advising on all aspects of day-to-day contentious and non-contentious employment issues and employment-related immigration issues. This includes advising on labour tribunal disputes, investigations and multi-jurisdictional projects involving corporate restructuring, reductions in force and transfer of business.

Recognised as a highly skilled and user-friendly lawyer, Jeannette has established her own unique expertise and client base. She uses her linguistic and cultural skills to guide both Hong Kong and international clients using her fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and she brings a truly international focus to all elements of her practice. Jeannette speaks regularly at both in-house events with clients and externally and she also contributes to many publications, most recently co-authoring the 5th Edition of CCH's textbook "Hong Kong Employment Law – A Practical Guide" published in December 2017.

After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor's degree in law in 2006, she gained a Master's degree in law from Tsinghua University and in December 2010 she was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. “Jeannette Tam is another key member the team … who excels at handling the employment issues associated with multi-jurisdictional projects.”

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2018
  2. “Jeannette Tam is a managing associate in Bird & Bird's Hong Kong office, and maintains a good reputation for handling both contentious and non-contentious employment issues. One source reports that she is "very experienced and highly recommended."

    Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018