Overview

Joe Kamho Choy is a senior associate in the Hong Kong office of Mayer Brown's Employment & Benefits practice. He advises on all aspect of employment-related issues, including recruitment; structuring of employment relationship; variation of employment terms and benefits; termination of employment; enforceability of non-compete clauses; personal data issues; disciplinary matters; and labour relations. He also handles employment disputes and has experience in conducting proceedings at all levels of the courts of Hong Kong.

Joe speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Experience

  • Conducted and coordinated a regional review of employment-related documentation for a global investment firm (including offer letter, confidentiality and restrictive covenants agreement, separation letter, incentive schemes and employee manual).
  • Acted for a major bank in Hong Kong in defending a claim for wrongful dismissal brought by a senior private banker in the Labour Tribunal.
  • Acted for a global investment bank headquartered in Europe in defending a claim for wrongful dismissal brought by a senior manager in the High Court.
  • Advised a UK-based startup on structuring the arrangement with thousands of workers and on other HR-related issues.
  • Advised a global financial investment management company on its acquisition of retirement schemes businesses in Hong Kong.
  • Advised a multi-national, multi disciplined commercial group on retirement scheme issues arising from its disposal of a subsidiary.
  • Advised a real estate company in introducing and implementing HR data privacy policy and information technology policy.
  • Advised a statutory body in a complaint for disability discrimination lodged by a former employee with the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Education

The University of Hong Kong, PCLL

The University of Hong Kong, LLB

Admissions

  • Hong Kong

Memberships

  • Honorary Legal Advisor, the Hong Kong CPPCC Youth Association (2017 - Present)
  • Vice Chairman, Professionals Committee, the Hong Kong CPPCC Youth Association (2015 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Youth Committee, the Hong Kong Overseas Chinese General Association (2016 - Present)
  • Vice President, the Longgang Youth Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce (2013 - Present)