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TransAsia Partners Address Thammasat University MBA Students at Tsinghua University

12 July 2006

Beijing: TransAsia Partners Jesse Chang and Isabelle Wan presented talks to students from the Thammasat University MBA program studying at Tsinghua University, on issues concerning foreign direct investment in China and employment law, respectively.

In his presentation, Jesse touched on several key factors that make China a preferred market for foreign investment and detailed the major issues that the foreign business community faces, including:

  • Sectors for foreign investment in the PRC
  • Corporate vehicles available for foreign investment
  • Regulatory framework and preferential policies for foreign investors
  • Legal and practical issues for foreign investors

Isabelle highlighted and explained the latest developments in employment law, clarifying important legal and practical employment-related issues currently confronting foreign investors in China, including:

  • Potential implications of the draft PRC Employment Contract Law
  • Common mistakes with employment contracts and wage payments
  • Hiring expatriates
  • Enforceability of non-compete agreements
  • Common termination mistakes
  • Role of trade unions
  • Labor dispute resolution