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TransAsia Represents RIM in Sponsorship of Shanghai Expo

17 March 2010
Led by Partner, Philip Qu, who was assisted by Karen Hu and Pascal Jiang, our firm was honored to have represented Research in Motion in concluding its sponsorship agreement with the Shanghai Expo 2010 to be the official smart-phone provider of the Expo. Please click here for the press release.

Dr Isabelle Wan Conducts Seminar on the Employment Contract Law

11 March 2010
Singapore: The new Employment Contract Law (ECL), came into effect on 1st January 2008 and is considered the most significant change in Chinese labour rules in more than a decade. The ECL set new standards for labour contracts, severance pay and employment of temporary workers. Although detailed implementing regulations to the law have been promulgated, many employers remain unclear on the changes and how they will affect their operations in China.

Peking University: Sino-U.S. Seminar on Comparison of Social Insurance Legislation

13 December 2009
On 12 and 13 December 2009, Peking University, under the auspices of its Labor and Social Security Law Research Institute, hosted a Sino-U.S. seminar on the Comparison of Social Insurance Legislation. The seminar was jointly convened by Prof. Jia Junling from the Peking University Law School and Prof. Ronald Brown from the University of Hawaii Law School. 

TransAsia Lawyers Establish Scholarship at Southwest University of Politics and Law

04 December 2009
At a ceremony held on 4 December 2009 at the Yubei Campus of the Southwest University of Politics and Law, TransAsia Lawyers was please to annouce the establishment of the "TransAsia Lawyers Legal Excellence Scholarship". 

Freehills and TransAsia Lawyers advise Indophil Resources on the recent A$545m takeover bid by Zijin Mining

04 December 2009
The board of Indophil Resources (ASX:IRN) yesterday recommended an A$545m takeover bid by China's Zijin Mining. Indophil's key asset is its minority stake in the Tampakan copper-gold project in the southern Philippines.

TransAsia Partners Participate in Asian Legal Business In-House Legal Summit

26 November 2009
Beijing: TransAsia Senior Partner and head of its employment law practice Dr. Isabelle Wan and Managing Partner Mr. Jesse T H Chang recently participated in the 2009 ALB In-House Legal Summit China. The Summit, now in its sixth 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 Presents at HKIHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition

25 November 2009
Hong Kong: On November 24-25th 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  29th Annual Conference & Exhibition: WWW@Changing World, Winning Organization. Winning People. Winning Society. The conference sought to examine the strategies and best practices for building a winning organization in this ever-changing world, and to identify and pursue opportunities through strategic people management. 

TransAsia Lawyers and Freehills Release Joint Newsletter

24 November 2009

TransAsia Lawyers and Freehills' are proud to announce the release of their joint newsletter "Australia Update - China Edition". Each month the newsletter will focus on the recent trends and any legislative changes affecting Australia's energy & resources, mining, infrastructure and related sectors. 

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TransAsia Advises EA on its acquistion of Playfish

09 November 2009
Led by Partner, Kevin Guo, who was assisted by Helen Sunderland, Michelle Peng and Geoffrey Mullen, our firm was honored to have acted as Electronic Arts' PRC Counsel for its US$300m acquisition of Playfish (a leading creator of social network games). Please click here for the press release.

Littler Hosts the 2009 Global Employer Institute

25 September 2009
On 24-25 Sep 2009 Littler hosted the second annual Global Employer Institute in Washington D.C. The conference brought together Littler shareholders and a select group of employment law attorneys from around the world to discuss and share their knowledge and experience of some of the most pressing employment law issues faced by employers today.