2010

Dr Isabelle Wan Speaks at HKIHRM 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition

10 December 2010

Hong Kong, December 9-10: TransAsia Senior Partner and leader of its employment law practice Dr. Isabelle Wan was invited to present at the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM)'s 30th Annual Conference & Exhibition: Championing HR Fitness for the Next Decade. 

Dr. Wan Conducts Workshop on Employment Disputes and Industrial Unrest

02 December 2010
Singapore: The string of suicides at Foxconn's Shenzhen factory and the strikes at Honda's Nanhai and Zhongshan plants in Guangdong that happened earlier this year have thrown the issue of low employee wages into the media spotlight. Under the backdrop of sharp increases in collective labor disputes this year, many cities in succession have enacted new regulations on collective wage negotiations.

TransAsia Sponsors Asian Legal Business In-House Legal Summit - Beijing

25 November 2010

Beijing: TransAsia Senior Partner and head of its employment law practice Dr. Isabelle Wan  recently participated in the 2010 ALB In-House Legal Summit China. The Summit, now in its seventh year, brought together leading senior-level corporate counsel, business leaders and private practice lawyers to focus on the latest legal issues as identified by the top domestic and international law firms.

Dr Wan Speaks at Top-level Arbitration Forum in Stockholm

12 November 2010

Dr. Isabelle I H Wan, leader of TransAsia's employment law practice, attended the prestigious Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce to present at an event related to disputes arising between Sino-foreign joint enterprises. Dr.

2010 Chinese Overseas Investment Fair

03 November 2010

Beijing: The second annual China Overseas Investment Fair (Fair) was held on 2nd and 3rd November.  The Fair is the largest event of its kind in China and aims to promote overseas investment by PRC entities as well as to provide a platform for officials, investors and professionals to network on topics of interest. 

Jesse Chang Awarded Best Presentation at 2010 AMPLA Annual Conference

23 October 2010
Perth: The 2010 AMPLA Annual Conference was held from the 20 to 23 October in Perth, Western Australia. AMPLA is a not-for-profit association established in 1976 to advance the knowledge  of law relating to mineral and petroleum resources.

TransAsia Sponsors Asian Legal Business In-House Legal Summit - Shanghai

14 October 2010

Shanghai: TransAsia Senior Partner and head of its employment law practice Dr. Isabelle Wan  recently participated in the 2010 ALB In-House Legal Summit China. The Summit, now in its seventh year, brought together leading senior-level corporate counsel, business leaders and private practice lawyers to focus on the latest legal issues as identified by the top domestic and international law firms.

2010 Chinese Overseas Investment Fair

02 September 2010

The second China Overseas Investment Fair (http://www.coifair.org/2010/index_en.asp) will be held in Beijing on 2nd and 3rd November this year.  It is being organized by the China Industrial Overseas Development and Planning Association (Association) under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC, the ministry responsible for approving outbound and inbound investments).

  1. General Background

TransAsia Hosts 2010 PRC Employment Law Workshop "Current Trends and Human Resource Management/Strategies"

22 July 2010
Beijing: The recent labor strikes at the Foxconn and Honda plants have sent shockwaves throughout China. Potentially those actions will affect the operations of domestic companies and multinationals alike.

Employers in China have always found it difficult to understand and manage employment issues. However, the Foxconn and Honda incidents present for employers new challenges that have arisen over the past 2 years, including stricter regulatory requirements, labor shortages, wage increases and rising labor disputes.

TransAsia and Torys Host "Invest in Canada" Symposium

03 June 2010
Beijing: In collaboration with leading Canadian firm Torys and the China Industrial Overseas Development and Planning Association (CIODPA), TransAsia hosted a symposium entitled "Invest in Canada - Beijing 2010". The symposium was held with the official endorsement of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the support of the Canadian Embassy in China and sponsorship from Ernst & Young and Goldman Sachs.