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Hannah Swift

Consultant at Eversheds Sutherland

Hong Kong

About Me

Hannah is an employment law expert with over 10 years’ experience. Hannah is admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong, and  England & Wales.

Hannah advises on all aspects of employment law including contentious and non-contentious matters. Hannah also co-ordinates and project manages employment law and HR advice across the APAC region to ensure that we deliver consistent high quality advice in a cost effective manner.

Hannah has worked within the in-house legal team at Asda (Wal-Mart) in 2005, and was seconded to Barclays Bank in London in 2008 as an Employee Relations Manager.

Recent work includes:

  • advising FTSE 100 client on termination process and risks relating to the dismissal of an HR Director with responsibility for APAC based in Hong Kong including compensation calculations, visa advice and termination documents;
  • advising US MNC on Hong Kong employment law aspects of a US$20m disposal impacting employees in Hong Kong including employment transfers to purchaser;
  • co-ordinating and advising on consultation for a FTSE 250 company in respect of a global restructure across 17 jurisdictions including PRC, Hong Kong and Singapore;
  • co-ordinating and advising on an employment contract review across 15 jurisdictions including several states in North America, Hong Kong, PRC, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, and India;
  • delivering advice across 10 jurisdictions on the employee impact of the disposal by way of share sale;
  • advising client in respect of a Hong Kong Labour Tribunal claim including preparation for a conciliation meeting and settlement;
  • drafting contracts of employment;
  • drafting employment policies and handbooks; and
  • delivering public and in-house seminars on the HR impact of the Competition Ordinance in Hong Kong.

Hannah Swift's Passles

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Gender stereotypes: From the classroom to the workplace

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Diverse workforces: rolemodels matter

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And the award goes to... gender neutral categories

If you are on TV and identify as gender non-binary, how can your performances be recognised? The Emmys set a great example by allowing...

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Garfield: Male, female, or non-binary? (Who cares?!)

There is an apparent Wikipedia gender war about Garfield...yes you read correctly, the cartoon cat.

Notwithstanding the cartoon creator's...

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Oscar PWC duo won't be back: fair punishment?

As the dust settles on the Oscar fiasco, news has emerged that the two PWC accountants responsible for 'the envelopes', will not be...

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