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Helen Colquhoun

Head of Employment, Asia

Helen Colquhoun is triple qualified in New York, England and Wales, and Hong Kong. She advises employers across a range of industries on both contentious and non-contentious employment issues such as investigations, restrictive covenants, risk management, acquisitions, restructuring, managing employee hiring and terminations, design of incentive schemes, and drafting contracts and handbooks. Helen frequently advises overseas employers on their operations in Hong Kong, including in relation to sensitive and/or C-suite terminations, secondments, dual contracts, enforcement of restrictive covenants, investigations and general HR matters. Helen also routinely oversees regional APAC projects that require advice on local law nuances, trends and approaches on a range of issues, including restructurings, policy roll outs and outsourcing arrangements.

As a triple qualified employment lawyer with over 17 years' experience, Helen is well-placed to provide a single source of advice for clients who require advice in more than one jurisdiction.

Helen is currently ranked as "Band 2" by the leading legal directory Chambers and Partners. (Chamber Asia Pacific 2022 - China, Employment: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)) and as “Next Generation Partner” by Legal 500 (Hong Kong). Helen is described in Legal 500 as “brilliant”, “a standout legal partner who provides exceptional and practical legal advice and guidance on difficult labour matters” and as leading a team with “excellence at handling multi-jurisdictional mandates”.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New YorkSolicitor of the High Court of Hong KongSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • English
  • University of Warwick, Bachelor of Laws, First Class, 2000
  • Westminster, LPC, Distinction, 2003



+852 2103 0840
(Work, Hong Kong)