Partner & Head of Employment, China, DLA Piper
Johnny Choi is Partner and Head of Employment at DLA Piper in China. He specialises in complex and strategic employment advice for multinational clients at C-Suite level, such as international human resources projects, large scale layoffs and restructurings, cross-border secondments, employee data privacy, HR investigations, litigious employment disputes, and contentious removal of company executives.
Johnny supports international and regional clients across a range of industries, including technology, life sciences, financial and retail. He successfully defended a number of technology companies against IP theft by their staff.
Recently, Johnny has advised life science companies and airlines on investigations into serious misconduct or corruption by employees. He also advises financial institutions and retail companies on the design and implementation of employee compensation and incentive schemes.
Johnny has been recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific for his employment expertise consistently since 2013. Chambers Asia Pacific (2021) highlights that Johnny Choi is hailed by interviewees as a “go-to person” for employment law who is “solid in terms of his experience” and “speaks very commercially.” Johnny is also ranked by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2021) as a leading lawyer in China. Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2021) highlights that “Johnny Choi consistently delivers high-quality service, taking time to understand our culture, and provide advice and solutions that are commercial and relevant. I cannot recommend him enough as a strong legal partner in China.”