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  1. Twobirds news
    08 November 2019
    Our Asia-Pac Team Scoop Triple Award Win!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/our-asia-pac-team-scoop-double-award-win

    Bird & Bird are delighted to announce that our Asia IP team were named as winners at the ninth Asia IP Awards that recently took place in Taipei.

  2. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Prior warnings – a relevant factor in determining whether summary dismissal is justified?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/prior-warnings--a-relevant-factor-in-determining-whether-summary-dismissal-is-justified

    In October, the Court of First Instance handed down a decision which may shed light on the factors relevant to determining whether summary dismissal is justified.

  3. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Tax treatment of terminal payments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/tax-treatment-of-terminal-payments

    In November, the Court of Final Appeal dismissed the Commissioner's appeal and reaffirmed the long-standing position that payments made in return for services of employment are taxable.

  4. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Pregnancy discrimination, Summary dismissals and Testifying via video conference
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/pregnancy-discrimination-summary-dismissals-and-testifying-via-video-conference

    In September, the District Court handed down a decision which involved a pregnant domestic helper being summarily dismissed by her employer.

  5. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    APAC Employment Law Update Jan 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/apac-employment-law-update-jan-2020

    In this issue of Bird & Bird's APAC Frontline, we will look back at the significant changes that came into effect in the last quarter across Australia, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Singapore

  6. Legal news
    24 January 2018
    Interpreting the Termination of Maximum Term Contracts - More Protection for Employees?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/interpreting-the-termination-of-maximum-term-contracts-more-protection-for-employees

    Mr Khayam was employed by Navitas English Pty Ltd ("Navitas") on a series of maximum term contracts, that is, contracts with a fixed end date, but which were terminable earlier in accordance with the provisions of the ...

  7. Legal news
    24 January 2018
    Proposed New Protections for Whistleblowers in the Private Sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/proposed-new-protections-for-whistleblowers-in-the-private-sector

    The Australian Government has introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowers) Bill 2017 ("Bill"), which creates broader protections for whistleblowers in the private sector