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Jingyi Wang

Jingyi Wang is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Singapore office.

One situation that a non-compete clause seeks to avoid is a former employee joining a direct competitor almost immediately after termination. However, if such a clause prohibits even shareholdings in a competitor, the former employee can seize upon this overreaching effect to void the entire clause for being in unreasonable restraint of trade (even…

When the Employment Act (Amendment) Bill (“EA”) was released in October 2018 (click here to read more), the issue that sparked the most discussion was the ability for an employee to bring wrongful dismissal claims against the employer (i.e., a claim that the dismissal was “without just cause or excuse”). While it was…