• Date:

    Monday, 06 May 2019

  • TIME:

    09:00AM - 05:30PM

  • VENUE:

    Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

APAC HR Employment Law Congress 2019


2019 witnesses the first major review in six years – various updates to Singapore’s Employment Act. The country is not alone in its growing measures to protect the rights of the local workforce in 2019. In several other countries, governments are reforming legislation to protect their employees. Some of the changes include The Philippine “End of Endo Act”, India’s reforms in the 4 labour-related codes, Thailand’s upcoming amendments to the Labor Protection Act.

Aside from these updates, the impact of digitalisation and gig employment brings with them new HR legal challenges in managing flexible working arrangements, internal investigations, and data privacy protection.

With Asia poised as the next important employment hub, together with the evolving labor law changes, there are key issues affecting the roles of regional HR and in-house employment counsel:

⦿ How can HR stay abreast of the labor legislative changes to timely update robust policies and make better-informed business decisions?
⦿ How can HR gain familiarity with crucial legal knowledge to incisively manage labor matters during business restructuring?
⦿ What to do to mitigate the risks of costly labor disputes?
⦿ What are the latest robust and progressive employment practices?
⦿ How to balance employment rights and obligations?

Join us at the APAC HR Employment Law Congress 2019 on 6-7 May in Singapore to be the first to know the critical updates in the jurisdictions you oversee, to create your business competitive advantage.


  • Labour legislative updates and important labour matters across 11 countries
  • “Ask-a-Lawyer” – HR Legal Clinics
  • Fighting Unconscious Bias and Workplace Discrimination to Drive Diversity & Inclusion


  • Improving Workplace Mental Well-being
  • 2019 Leading Employment Law Issues and Solutions
  • HR Essential Skills on Employment Transfer Matters to Successfully Navigate Organisational Restructuring


  • Workplace Internal Investigations: Equipping HR Experts with the Right Tools
  • HR Business Partnering Skills to Confidently Handle Today’s Business Disruptions


Vernon Voon

Partner, Co-Head of Employment Practice, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing

Franchette Acosta

Senior Partner, V&A Law

Vikram Shroff

Head, HR Laws (Employment & Labor), Nishith Desai Associates

Syahdan Zainoel Aziz

Partner, SSEK Legal Consultants

Chanakarn Boonyasith

Partner, Siam City Law Offices Limited

Nuttaros Tangprasitti

Partner, Siam City Law Offices Limited

Why Attend?

  • The ONLY event in Asia that provides best local employment practices from 10+ leading employment lawyers across 11 countries
  • Get crucial answers to your pressing employment questions from 6 HR Legal Clinics
  • Attain critical APAC labour laws updates to make informed HR decisions
  • Formulate sound local workplace best practices to create business competitive advantage
  • Leverage useful HR frameworks on internal investigation, and HR negotiation to avoid disputes
  • Capture the right process for Termination, Dismissal and Redundancy Management
  • Upgrade and transform your HR policies to prepare for workplace in the 4th Industrial Revolution