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TransAsia Launches ChinaGoAbroad.com

20 February 2012

TransAsia Lawyers, recently launched a unique online platform ChinaGoAbroad (www.ChinaGoAbroad.com). The site is dedicated to the exchange of information about outbound investment from China and features actual investment opportunities, practical guidelines to doing business in foreign jurisdictions, and access to leading service providers and governmental agencies. For more information, please vist the site.

TransAsia Serves as PRC Counsel on Recent IPOs

14 November 2011

Between December 2010 and June 2011, we served as Company Counsel to 2 of the 4 largest NYSE IPOs by Chinese Internet companies. Specifically, we represented Youkou on its US$233m float and Renren on its US$855m listing. Philip Qu, Managing Partner of our Beijing office, led the TransAsia team for both of the transactions.

TransAsia represents Pearson in its $294m Acquisition of Leading PRC Education Services Company

11 November 2011

Pearson, a global media and education company headquartered in London, signed a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU) for $294 million. GEDU is a leading provider of educational courses and test preparation in China for English language assessments. The merger, which needs final approval by the GEDU board, is expected to close by the end of the year, and will give Pearson a significant customer base and developed infrastructure to expand its educational offerings in China.

3rd Annual China Overseas Investment Fair

09 November 2011

Beijing: The 3rd annual China Overseas Investment Fair (Fair) was held on 8th and 9th 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 regarding outbound investments from China. More than 1,100 Chinese enterprises and governmental agencies attended the Fair.

TransAsia Lawyers and Littler Host Chinese Employment Law Forum at Santa Clara University

08 November 2011

USA: On 8 Nov 2011, Littler and TransAsia Lawyers hosted a forum on Chinese employment law at Santa Clara University

Speakers included Chinese Government Official, Mr. Zhang Shicheng — Deputy Director-General, Legislative Committee, PRC National People's Congress and Dr. Isabelle I H Wan — Leader of TransAsia Lawyers’ Employment Law Practice. The discussion was moderated by Santa Clara University’s — Professor Anna Han.

Topics addressed include:

TransAsia Lawyers and Littler Host Chinese Employment Law Forum at Harvard

02 November 2011

USA: On 2 Nov 2011, Littler and TransAsia Lawyers hosted a forum on Chinese employment law at Harvard.

Speakers included Chinese Government Official, Mr. Zhang Shicheng — Deputy Director-General, Legislative Committee, PRC National People's Congress and Dr. Isabelle I H Wan — Leader of TransAsia Lawyers’ Employment Law Practice. The discussion was moderated by Littler’s International Practice Group Chair — Peter Susser.

Topics addressed include:

TransAsia Voted “PRC Team of the Year 2011 for Labor & Employment”

11 October 2011

We are please to announce that TransAsia has been voted as “PRC Team of the Year 2011 for Labor & Employment” by China Law & Practice. TransAsia had previously been selected as Chambers & Partners “Law Firm of the Year” for PRC Employment Law. Our employment team, led by Dr. Isabelle Wan, would like to thank our clients for their continued support without which we could not have received this recognition.

PRC Employment Law Workshop – Legal Update on Social Insurance Law, Collective Wage Bargaining and Trade Unions (Singapore)

02 August 2011

Singapore: On 2 August, Dr. Isabelle Wan conducted a workshop hosted by the Singapore Business Federation. The event focused on several new regulations and the likely impact they will have on employers, as well as current events.

Dr. Wan Presents at Key Media Employment Law Congress 2011

29 June 2011

Singapore: On the 28th and 29th June, Key Media hosted a congressing addressing employment law issues in China, India, Indonesia,  Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

During the event, Dr. Wan delivered a presentation titled "Employment Issues and Legislative Changes in China" which addressed a number of key issues under Chinese law, including:

  • Conclusion, performance, termination and expiration of employment contracts
  • Fatal mistake in failing to enact company rules and policies