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Hong Kong - Cynthia Chung, Partner, Deacons

Address: 5th Floor, Alexandra House
18 Chater Road
Central, Hong Kong


Hong Kong, Labour & Employment

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Cynthia is head of the Corporate Commercial group and also leads the HR and Pensions practice.  She has considerable experience in all labour-related matters and obtaining employment visas for expatriates and their families.  

She also advises on occupational retirement schemes and the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF).  Cynthia is also experienced in the setting up and advising on on-going requirements of companies limited by guarantee e.g. private clubs and non-profit organisations.



Cynthia regularly advises employers on drafting of employment contracts, reviewing employment related policies and handbooks, drafting of benefit compensation plans, advising on employment disputes, discrimination issues and privacy issues.  


She recently acted for a major airline in restructuring their workforce after a change in business strategy.  Other highlights include advising a multi-national company in defending a claim of discrimination in the Equal Opportunities Commission.  


Cynthia also regularly advises on implementation of share plans offered by French companies to their subsidiaries in Hong Kong.


In addition, Cynthia regularly conducts employee trainings to staff e.g. on employment law updates and workplace ethics.


Cynthia also regularly advises employers, trustees and administrators on ORSO retirement scheme documentation and restructuring.


She recently assisted a large bank to set up an ORSO successor scheme.





Member, The Law Institute of Victoria, Australia

Member, The Law Society of England and Wales

Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong

Executive Committee Member and Honorary Legal Adviser, The Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association




BCom, University of Melbourne, Australia

LLB, University of Melbourne, Australia




Shortlisted for the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2013 for Labour & Employment  

Recognised as a leading lawyer for Employment in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2007-2015)

Acknowledged as a leading lawyer for Employment in the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide (2007 – 2015) 

Ranked as a leading lawyer for Employment in Asia Law Profiles (2011)