As part of our continued efforts to guide clients through these challenging times, the Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Group brings you these recorded webinars and videos which provide key and practical insights on employment and compensation trends and major challenges being faced by businesses across the region. 

If you have questions or would like to know more about the topics discussed below, please reach out to your Baker McKenzie key employment contact or our lawyers listed below.

Employment & Compensation Webinars



Asia Pacific Employment Updates Webinar: Key trends and employment law developments to look out for in 2022
Broadcast date: 3 March 2022
Michael Michalandos, Zheng Lu, Rowan McKenzie, Alvira Wahjosoedibjo, Tomohisa Muranushi, Priyanka Sivanath, Kenneth Chua, Celeste Ang, Howard Shiu, Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu, Thuy Hang Nguyen


Asia Pacific Immigration & Mobility (AIM) Virtual Summit 2021
Broadcast date: 19 August 2021
Jurisdictions covered: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
Speakers: Catherine Fitzpatrick, Hanna Jung, Zora Mao, Sujintana Mongkolthanit, Miguel Galvez, Zhao Yang Ng, Thuy Hang Nguyen


Global Guided Tour for US Multinational Employers - APAC
Broadcast date: 16 June 2021
Moderator: Joe Deng
Speakers: Celeste Ang, Kenneth Chua, Jonathan Isaacs, Michael Michalandos, Tomohisa Muranushi


Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Webinars: All About Vaccines
Broadcast date: 1 April 2021
Jurisdictions covered: Australia, Hong Kong, PRC, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Speakers: Michael Michalandos, Rowan McKenzie, Jonathan Isaacs, Alvira Wahjosoedibjo, Tomohisa Muranushi, Kenneth Chua, Sujintana Mongkolthanit, Celeste Ang, Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu, Seraphim Ma, Thuy Hang Nguyen


Asia Pacific: Are Your Employees Considering Year-End Travel? Here's What Your Company and They Should Know
Broadcast date: 16 December 2020
Jurisdictions covered: Australia, Singapore, Vietnam
Speakers: Vivien Yu, Hanna Jung, Zhao Yang Ng, Thuy Hang Nguyen


Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Webinars: The Future of Remote Work
Broadcast date: 24 November 2020
Jurisdictions covered: Hong Kong, PRC, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam
Speakers: Rowan McKenzie, Jonathan Isaacs, Celeste Ang, Sonia Wong, Thuy Hang Nguyen, Sujintana Mongkolthanit, Alvira Wahjosoedibjo


The Next Normal in Asia Pacific
Broadcast date: 3 June 2020
Jurisdictions covered: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore
Speakers: Catherine Fitzpatrick, Hanna Jung, Zhao Yang Ng, Vivien Yu


Employment Law Considerations for Reopening the Workplace (joint webinar with WBCSD)
Broadcast date: 26 May 2020
Jurisdictions covered: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore
Speakers: Michael Michalandos, Celeste Ang, Jonathan Isaacs, Tomohisa Muranushi, Emily Rayner, Vikram Shroff*
*Nishith Desai Associates, India

FutureWorks Programme Webinars

The Asia Pacific FutureWorks programme focuses on delivering thought-provoking and practical content to employers on current issues, by collaborating with leaders in different fields of expertise.



Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace
Broadcast date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Speakers: Michael Michalandos, Emily Rayner, Zhao Yang Ng, Prof. Peter Gahan (University of Melbourne)


The Future of Work after COVID-19: Building Flexibility into Your Workforce
Broadcast date: 29 June 2020
Speakers: Michael Michalandos, Zheng Lu, Adrian Lawrence, Prof. Peter Gahan (University of Melbourne)

Jurisdiction-Specific Webinars


China


Employment Law Review 2021
Broadcast date: 3 December 2021
Speakers: Jonathan Isaacs, Zheng Lu, Bofu An, Jane Peng, Joseph Yue, Zora Mao


2021 Annual China Employment Seminar
Broadcast date: 12 May 2021
Speakers: Jonathan Isaacs, Zheng Lu, Bofu An, Jane Peng, Sufi Shang, Zora Mao, Chelsea Liang, Mona Qi, Emma He, Oliva Wu, Joseph Yue, Zhang Ting


Employment Law Review 2020
Broadcast date: 11 December 2020
Speakers: Jonathan Isaacs, Zheng Lu, Bofu An, Vivien Yu

Hong Kong


Employment Club Meeting: Discrimination Laws
Broadcast date: 24 August 2022
Speakers: Jonathan Isaacs, Roberta Chan, Zhao Yang Ng, Ken Ng


Employment Club Meeting: Are you ready for the Talent War?
Broadcast date: 11 April 2022
Speakers: Rowan McKenzie, Jonathan Isaacs, Isabella Liu, Zhou Zheng, Kenny Cheung, Emily Rayner


Covid-19 Amendments To The Hong Kong Employment Ordinance - What You Need To Know
Broadcast date: 16 March 2022
Speakers: Rowan McKenzie, Sonia Wong, Katherine Tong


Employment Law Review 2021
Broadcast date: 3 December 2021
Speakers: Rowan McKenzie, Roberta Chan , Antonia Grant, Carrie Lui, Marcia Lee, Gillian Lam, Ken Ng, Emily Rayner, Venus Man, Katherine Tong  


HR Mistakes that Cost Companies Money - Cases in Review
Broadcast date: 9 September 2021
Speakers: Rowan McKenzie, Emily Rayner, Ken Ng


Hong Kong and Singapore - Mandatory Reference Schemes: Curbing the "Rolling of Bad Apples"
Broadcast date: 13 August 2021
Speakers: Sonia Wong, Zhao Yang Ng
Eunice Tan, Grace Fung


Hong Kong and Singapore - Justifying Dismissals
Broadcast date: 28 April 2021
Speakers: Sonia Wong, Zhao Yang Ng,
Venus Man, Pradeep Nair


Employment Law Review 2020
Broadcast date: 4 December 2020
Speakers: Rowan McKenzie, Jonathan Isaacs, Amy Ling, Carrie Lui,
Vivian Yu, Sonia Wong, Ken Ng, Emily Rayner, Venus Man, Katherine Tong


Managing Cybersecurity and Mitigating Cyber Fraud and Data Privacy Risks
Broadcast date: 29 October 2020
Speakers: Rowan McKenzie, Marcia Lee, Gillian Lam

Philippines


Employment Law Review 2021
Broadcast date: 19 January 2022
Speakers: Gil Zerrudo, Kenneth Chua, Patrick Salazar, Marianne Ko-Tibayan (resigned), Rosalyn Anuncio


Modern Workforce Transformation: Philippine Employers' Guide to Future-Proofing the Workplace
Broadcast date : 27 July 2021
Speakers : Kenneth Chua, Maria Macasaet-Acaban, Eliseo Zuñiga, Jr., Miguel Galvez, Reena Mitra-Ventanilla, Kristine Anne Mercado-Tamayo and Ramon Bacani


The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: What does it mean for Philippine employers?
Broadcast date: 26 May 2021
Speakers: Kenneth Chua, Divina Ilas-Panganiban, Luisa Fernandez-Guina


Employment Law Review 2020
Broadcast date : 14 January 2021
Speakers : Patrick Salazar, Marianne Ko-Tibayan, Rosalyn Ruth Anuncio

Singapore


Hong Kong and Singapore - Mandatory Reference Schemes: Curbing the "Rolling of Bad Apples"
Broadcast date: 13 August 2021
Speakers: Sonia Wong, Zhao Yang Ng
Eunice Tan, Grace Fung


Hong Kong and Singapore - Justifying Dismissals
Broadcast date: 28 April 2021
Speakers: Sonia Wong, Zhao Yang Ng
Venus Man, Pradeep Nair

Thailand


Thailand: Employment Law Review and Trends to Watch in 2021
Broadcast date: 9 February 2021
Speakers: Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu, Theeranit Pongpanarat


Working from Home - Are you ready for a new normal?
Broadcast date: 28 April 2020
Speakers: Suriyong Tungsuwan, Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu, Theeranit Pongpanarat


Key Employers' Responses and Obligations in Light of the COVID-19 Outbreak
Broadcast date: 1 April 2020
Speakers: Suriyong Tungsuwan, Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu, William T. Nophakoon, Theeranit Pongpanarat

Watch recordings

Designing a Tax-Optimized Employee Equity Incentive Scheme to Retain Talent
Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong tax special counsel Carrie Lui shares her thoughts on whether a better equity incentive scheme is always about minimizing the tax payable by employees.
Speaker: Carrie Lui 
   
Tax Considerations When Implementing Equity Incentive Plans for China-Based Employees
Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong tax partner Amy Ling shares her thoughts on China tax considerations for companies implementing equity incentive plans for their China-based employees.
Speaker: Amy Ling
   

Creating Alignment of Interests: A Financial Sponsor's Perspective
Baker McKenzie's private equity partner Dorothea Koo shares her thoughts on what issues financial sponsors must consider when deciding which equity plan to adopt.
Speaker: Dorothea Koo
   

Equity Incentive Plans: Key Considerations for Private Companies
Baker McKenzie's private equity partner Robert Wright explores the types of equity incentive-based plans commonly adopted by private companies in Hong Kong addressing talent retention in an increasingly competitive environment.
Speaker: Robert Wright 
   

Safe Considerations for Equity-Based Awards
FenXun Senior Counsel* Jeff Xu shares his insights on the key considerations and challenges faced by non-Chinese companies offering equity-based awards to employees in the PRC.
Speaker: Jeff Xu 
   

Securities Law and Regulatory Issues for Companies Offering Equity Incentives in Hong Kong
Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong capital markets partner Christina Lee explores the equity-based incentive plans commonly adopted by Hong Kong listed companies, the regulatory framework for these equity-based incentive plans, as well as the proposed changes to the regulatory framework.
Speaker: Christina Lee
 

The Role of Equity Incentive Plans in Talent Wars
Baker McKenzie's head of China employment practice, Jonathan Isaacs, shares his views on the role of equity incentive plans in talent wars. For convenience, the content is available in both English and Mandarin.
Speaker: Jonathan Isaacs

*Jeff Xu is a senior counsel of FenXun Partners, which is a premier Chinese law firm.
FenXun established a joint operation office with Baker McKenzie in China as Baker McKenzie FenXun, which was approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau in 2015.

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