People: David Smail, Associate

David Smail

Associate

Hong Kong
Direct: +852 3956 0610
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David Smail is an Associate in the International Employment group at Wong, Wan & Partners, a firm of Hong Kong solicitors in Association with Seyfarth Shaw, a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong.  David is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He has experience of acting on a variety of contentious, non-contentious and advisory employment issues. David is dual qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales.

His non-contentious work often involves an Asia Pacific cross-border element, including employment contract and employee handbook updates, transitioning employees on to new terms and conditions, transfer of employees, internal and regional restructures, and workforce harmonisations.

David has advised on a number of high profile employment disputes, including termination, discrimination, discretionary and contractual bonuses, commission payments, leave entitlements and restrictive covenants. David has also assisted clients with conducting internal investigations into allegations of harassment, victimization, fraud, bribery and corruption.

David Smail is an Associate in the International Employment group at Wong, Wan & Partners, a firm of Hong Kong solicitors in Association with Seyfarth Shaw, a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong.  David is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He has experience of acting on a variety of contentious, non-contentious and advisory employment issues. David is dual qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales.

His non-contentious work often involves an Asia Pacific cross-border element, including employment contract and employee handbook updates, transitioning employees on to new terms and conditions, transfer of employees, internal and regional restructures, and workforce harmonisations.

David has advised on a number of high profile employment disputes, including termination, discrimination, discretionary and contractual bonuses, commission payments, leave entitlements and restrictive covenants. David has also assisted clients with conducting internal investigations into allegations of harassment, victimization, fraud, bribery and corruption.

Education

  • LL.B. (Hons), 1st Class, University of Edinburgh (2009)

Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • England & Wales

Courts

  • High Court of Hong Kong
  • Senior Courts of England & Wales