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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 ( 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).

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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. 

"Doing Business In Australia" Guide

02 June 2010

At the request of our Australian alliance firm Freehills,Transasia produced the Chinese version of "Doing Business In Australia". The publication, now in its second edition, offers key insights for those considering investment opportunities and operations in Australia and provides an overview of the relevant laws, rules and practices involved in doing business in Australia. Topics covered include:

  • Australia's natural resources sector
  • banking regulation
  • business acquisitions
  • consumer protection and product liability

TransAsia Awards Employment Law Scholarships at Northwest University of Politics & Law

26 May 2010

Xi'an: On 26th May 10, TransAsia partners Dr. Isabelle Wan, leader of the Employment Law practice, and Ms. Helen Li, were proud to present prizes to  20 high achieving law students at a ceremony held at the Northwest University of Politics & Law.

The scholarship aims to identify, encourage and reward academic and overall excellence by granting 1 first-place, 3 second-place,  6 third-place scholarships and 10 encouragement awards, with the ultimate objective of promoting the development of employment law.

Chambers and Partners Asia Awards: China 2010 - Employment Law Firm of the Year

13 May 2010

We are pleased to advise that our firm has been selected as the China "Employment Law Firm of the Year 2010" by Chambers and Partners for its inaugural Asia Awards: China. Described by Chambers as "occupying a well-regarded position in the field", our employment team led by Dr. Isabelle Wan is proud to have been picked ahead of 5 other Chinese firms.

TransAsia Lawyers Release 3 New Employment Law Publications

11 May 2010
TransAsia is pleased to announce the release of 3 new publications covering the landmark and complicated 2008 Employment Contract Law (ECL).

Workshop on the PRC Employment Contract Law

15 April 2010
Singapore: The Implementing Regulations for the Employment Contract Law of the People's Republic of China  were promulgated by the State Council on 18 September 2008. They comprise 38 provisions, interpreting and supplementing the provisions of the Employment Contract Law and have far reaching implications for the application of the law on current and future employment relationships.

Employment Contract Law - Implications and Challenges for HR Management

25 March 2010
Hong Kong: The Employment Contract Law (ECL) and its Implementing Regulations have presented employers and HR professionals with many challenges in the best way to manage employment contracts and labour issues. On 25 March 2010, at a seminar hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management Dr. Wan sought to address those issues.