Linklaters’ Asia Managing Partner, Nathalie Hobbs, shares her views on the future of LGBT+ talent at Out Leadership Asia Summit 2018

On the 14th of November 2018, Linklaters Asia Managing Partner, Nathalie Hobbs, was invited to share her views on the future of LGBT+ talent in Asia, at the Out Leadership Asia Summit, in Hong Kong. Hosted by Thomson Reuters, the summit focused on the impact of the recent successful decision in the QT case, in Hong Kong in particular, as well as covering broader topics of relationship recognition and talent mobility and retention in the region.

As advocates of diversity and inclusion, Linklaters were delighted to participate in this significant event, that promotes inclusiveness in the workplace by bringing together senior business leaders across Asia, to discuss the positive business impacts of LGBT+ Inclusion in Asia.

Linklaters Asia Managing Partner, Nathalie Hobbs joined the ‘Future of LGBT+ Talent in Asia: Post-QT, What’s Next?’ panel to share her thoughts on the impact of the successful decision of the QT case, which requires immigration authorities to grant same-sex spousal visas in Hong Kong. Linklaters were proud to have supported the intervention application for this case alongside 30 global banks and law firms, including many of our major clients.

Nathalie said:

As soon as I heard about the planned intervention in the QT case, there was no doubt in my mind that we should participate. Diversity and inclusion is key to our culture and values at Linklaters and, although we must remember that in many jurisdictions the path to LGBT+ equality has been long, as a committed business we must continue to move in the direction of fostering a culture of inclusion within both our firm and our community.”

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