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Elaine Yeung

Senior Managing Associate China

About Me

I am a Senior Managing Associate in our Employment team based in Hong Kong. I have over 10 years of experience in advising employers across different sectors on all aspects of employment legal and regulatory issues, such as large-scale restructurings, negotiated terminations, employment litigation, data privacy, incentive schemes as well as retirement schemes.

I have hands-on experience in defending claims at the Labour Tribunal and higher courts up to the Court of Final Appeal, and handling complaints to the Equal Opportunities Commission and other regulators. I also manage regional projects.

I thoroughly enjoy partnering with clients when they navigate through employment law challenges and developing practical solutions to their HR legal needs.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird, I have been the in-house employment legal counsel to two of the largest employers in Hong Kong and before that I worked in the employment team in another international law firm. This has put me in a unique position where I have been able to develop an in-depth knowledge of Hong Kong employment laws whilst, at the same time, understanding what clients need from their legal advisors so I can provide advice which adds value to their businesses.

I am dually qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and as an attorney in New York.


  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • The University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)


  • Hong Kong SAR (2011)
  • New York State Bar (2014)

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