Fiona Loughrey


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88 Queensway
Hong Kong, China

Tel: +852 2583 8361
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Fiona advises on all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring strategies; negotiation of employment terms and contract drafting; protection of confidential information, and enforcement of, and issues relating to, business protection restrictions; dispute resolution and litigation, including applying for and defending applications for injunctions; privacy and data protection; the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and restructurings, share option/stock purchase schemes; and audits of human resources procedures. Fiona also has particular experience in dealing with the defence of equal opportunities and discrimination claims.

Fiona Loughrey has worked as a lawyer in Hong Kong since 1987, and is head of the Simmons & Simmons China employment team of around 20 fee-earners in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. She was one of the first lawyers in Hong Kong to specialise in employment law, and is admitted as a solicitor in England (1985), Hong Kong (1987) and Australia (ACT) (1990). She has extensive experience of advising financial institutions and multi-national employers in various sectors, and has a special interest in discrimination and privacy laws.

Fiona is the current chair of the Employment Law Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society and sits on the Legal Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. She was head of the employment and immigration law committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association for two terms, before stepping down in 2013.

Our international employment practice operates from the firm’s offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo. The practice is a recognised leader in the global market place and advises a broad range of organisations, both in the public and private sectors.

We are one of the few firms who can offer a truly integrated employment practice. We are known for our strength–in–depth and ability to provide clients with a proactive approach to employment law matters. We have an unrivalled client base among institutions and global corporates in the firm’s key sectors – Financial Institutions, Asset Management and Investment Funds, Energy & Infrastructure, Life Sciences and Telecommunications, Media and Technology – giving us what we believe to be an unparalleled level of experience in domestic and international employment law matters. We advise on all aspects of employment law delivering practical and effective employment solutions focused on the needs of the business.

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.

“Head of the China employment department Fiona Loughrey is “very approachable, extremely well known and well respected.” Commentators further highlight her technical expertise and her broad experience in the area.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015