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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

Dr. Wan to Present at “Duelling with Dragons” – Managing Business Disputes in Today’s China Conference

23 June 2011

New York City: On 20 September 2011, Dr. Isabelle Wan, leader of TransAsia's employment law practice, will participate in Juris Conferences' “Duelling with Dragons” – Managing Business Disputes in Today’s China conference. For more information about the event, please click here.

TransAsia Sponsors ALB In-House Legal Summit

15 June 2011

Shanghai: TransAsia is pleased to Sponsor the 7th annual Asian Legal Business In-House Summit. The event is tailored to bring together leading senior-level corporate counsel, business leaders and private practice lawyers and represents a unique opportunity to interact with some of the most active and influential lawyers from Mainland China, Asia and the rest of the world.

During the event, Dr. Wan addressed the recent rise of collective labor actions and new regulations
in Shanghai which vest employees with far greater rights and protection with respect
to collective bargaining.

Key Considerations for Global Businesses Operating in China Webinar

16 May 2011

On May 16th from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (GMT) or May 17th from 1:00 - 2:30 a.m. (China), Littler Mendelson, P.C., our strategic partner and the largest US labor and employment law firm, will be hosting a Cross-Border Employment Webinar on important labor and employment legal issues for multinational companies operating in China.

Dr Isabelle Wan, leader of TransAsia's employment law practice, will be the featured speaker at this event. This is a valuable opportunity not to be missed for those seeking to learn more about the area.

The topics which will be covered include:

TransAsia becomes Patron Member of CASBAA

09 May 2011

TransAsia is pleased to announce that it has been invited to join CASBAA as a Patron Member and will take a seat on the Council of Governors, CASBAA's leading advisory group.

ChinaGoAbroad Newsletter Released

28 April 2011

As a natural offshoot of our legal practice, for the past 5 years, TransAsia Lawyers has assisted Chinese entities with their investments abroad.  In doing so, our firm has not only developed significant experience in issues commonly associated with such activities, but has also observed an urgent and ongoing need on the part of Chinese investors for clear, readily available and authoritative information.

“Invest in Chile – Beijing 2011” Workshop

27 April 2011

Beijing: In association with the Chilean Foreign Investment Committee and the Chilean Embassy in China, TransAsia Lawyers hosted a workshop entitled “Invest in Chile – Beijing 2011” aimed at providing Chinese investors practical insights when investing in Chile.

During the meeting, Mr. Matias Mori, Executive Vice-President of the Chilean Foreign Investment Committee, delivered a presentation focused on the investment climate in Chile, specifically in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors.