Hall Of Fame

Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Labour and employment: PRC firms

Commerce & Finance Law Offices is building a niche for handling employment disputes in trade secret sensitive areas such as robotics and other forms of innovative technology. Ting Yang is the key name to note.
Lantai Partners provides ongoing HR management advice and representation in labour disputes for clients in the energy and automotive industries, including such well-known names as Porsche. Yang Cheng and Lina Xie lead the team.
Merits & Tree Law Offices has a growing employment practice regularly handling litigation and arbitration work. The firm represents a number of high profile clients in the tech and IT sector including AliBaba and Siemens. Lei Chen is the key name to note.

Labour and employment: PRC firms in China

AnJie Broad Law Firm

AnJie Broad Law Firm provides one of the market’s most comprehensive employment law offerings; assisting a number of household name multinational companies as well as major PRC enterprises in sectors ranging from real estate to shipping. The firm is recommended for its ongoing HR advice capabilities, oversight of mass lay-off projects and regular handling of employment litigation and arbitration. The practice has a presence across the PRC’s major economic centres, with tech and aviation sectors expert Zhenghe Liu leading the Beijing team, relocation and redundancy specialist Jun Shen working out of Shanghai, and Wenwu Liu and Taotao Zhu heading up branches of the practice in Shenzhen and Guangzhou respectively. The highly recommended Lin Sun is a further name to note, as is associate Summer Cao, who is experienced in both restructuring and disputes work.

Practice head(s):

Zhenghe Liu; Jun Shen; Wenwu Liu ; Taotao Zhu

Other key lawyers:

Lin Sun; Yana Cui; Samuel Yang; Summer Cao; Xiaochen He


‘The team provides litigation and non-litigation services related to labour law, involving disciplinary violations, vacation management, non-competition, etc. They can always give solutions from the perspective of enterprises and provide value-added services.’

‘Attorney Sun Lin has a solid foundation in labour law, provides timely and high-quality services, and has represented our company in many labour dispute cases and achieved good results.’

Key clients

Swiss Re China

Universal Beijing Parks & Resorts

Tencent Music (Beijing) Co., Ltd.




Standard Charted Bank

SAP China

Nokia China

Philips China

Siemens China

Work highlights

  • Advised Swiss Re China on various daily employment matters.
  • Providing Siemens China and its affiliates with ongoing day-to-day legal services in labour law and employment management.
  • Advised on Philip’s personnel settlement project as part of its global lay-off plan.

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners covers the full of array of employment and labour law work, from contentious issues such as wrongful termination and trade secrets disputes to non-contentious work including restructuring projects, labour migration and HR policy implementation. The firm is also recommended for conduct investigations regarding fraud, corruption and behavioural workplace misconduct. Major clients include LinkedIn, Ikea and the Hong Kong Airport Authority. Bo Zhou, a specialist in both employee transfer issues and labour arbitration and litigation, leads the team. He is supported by further key members of the team Lisa Zhao, who handles the full breadth of internal HR matters, and the Guangzhou based Ivan Su.

Practice head(s):

Bo Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Ivan Su; Lisa Zhao

Key clients









NYU Shanghai



Melissa & Doug



Hong Kong Airport Authority


Work highlights

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons‘ team of partners with ‘outstanding business capabilities’ assists with a diverse range of matters in the employment space, including representing high net worth individual claimants and assisting well-known multinational companies with restructuring of their operations in China and implementing mass layoff programmes. The practice is led by Linda Liang, an expert on mass lay-off advice who also has a strong litigation and arbitration record. Further key names in the team include compliance and crisis handling specialist Lucy Lu and Ting Liu, who is focused on the technology and media sectors and is based in Shenzhen. Associate Wu Ding, highly experienced in labour dispute resolution, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Linda Liang

Other key lawyers:

Lucy Lu; Liu Ting; Wu Ding


‘The partners have outstanding business capabilities and provide clients with professional advice on employee retention and seniority payment planning during complex merger and acquisition processes. When the transaction involves extremely complicated details of labour laws in different countries and regions, the team can always design very targeted solutions.’

‘They can efficiently explain complex details clearly, allowing clients to thoroughly understand and judge the best option.’

Key clients

China Merchants Group


Designer Brands Inc.

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing an individual in a non-compete and severance labour dispute against a leading quant fund in China.
  • Assisting a multinational biotechnology company with overseas HR management system establishment.
  • Assisting Walmart with its adjustment of organisational structure for the PRC market and settlement of impacted employees due to its decision on business transformation.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s range of employment law services includes advice on trade secrets and non-compete clauses, employment immigration and occupational health. The firm also regularly provides its large number of corporate and SOE clients with dispute resolution representation. The team is jointly led by trade union and collective bargaining specialist Haiyan Duan, internal HR policy expert Yeping (Carol) Zhu and regulatory compliance lawyers Gary Gao and Xiangwen Liu. Further names to note include the restructuring focussed Anderson Zhang and the highly recommended April Yan, who is dual qualified in the PRC and New York. The team is supported by a number of associates including Sophie Li and Jie Zha. The firm is praised by clients for providing ‘practical and effective solutions‘.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Gary Gao; Yeping (Carol) Zhu; Haiyan Duan

Other key lawyers:

Anderson Zhang; April Yan; Sophie Li; Jie Zha


‘They have both Chinese and English service capabilities and keep up with market developments in a timely manner.’

‘Lawyer April Yan is flexible in her approaches and and gets fast results.’

‘Zhong Lun has been our external retained legal counsel for years – the labour team demonstrates exceptional expertise and a proactive approach in addressing client concerns, providing prompt responses and practical and effective solutions.’

‘April (Jingan Yan) and her team demonstrate exceptional expertise and a proactive approach in addressing client concerns, providing prompt responses and practical and effective solutions.’

‘The team has strong professionalism, provides timely responses to customers, and shows strong flexibility to meet customer needs as much as possible.’

‘Lawyer Yan Jingan (April Yan) has a strong sense of customer service, and tries her best to make her and her team a one stop shop to create convenience for clients.’

Key clients

Daimler’s PRC Affiliates (including Daimler Greater China Ltd., Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance Ltd., and Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Co. Ltd, Daimler Trucks and Buses (China) Ltd.)

Cummins (China) Investment Co.

Total’s PRC Affiliates (including Total Energy (Beijing) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd., Total Petrochemicals (Shanghai) Ltd., Total (China) Investment Co., Ltd.)


Sinopec Group


Dr. Schildbach Finanz-GmbH




Shanghai Atour Business Management (Group) Co., LTD



Texas Instrument


American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Eastman Chemical Co

Wabtec Corporation

Crane Holdings, Co

Yun Zhang Hu Tianjin Technical Co., Ltd.

CD Capital

Blue Bottle Coffee


Occumension Therapeutics

Videndum Media Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advising Total Energy (Beijing) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd. on establishing a comprehensive employment compliance system.
  • Advised ABS on employee transfer issues related to its spin-off transaction.
  • Represented Wabtec Corporation’s affiliated company in a series of labour disputes with an same employee.

Baohua Law Firm

Boutique employment law firm Baohua Law Firm handles major layoff projects and complex litigation for an impressive array of multinational clients. The practice is headed by Baohua Dong, who has a high level of experience in both domestic PRC and international employment law disputes. He is joined by John Dong, a skilled arbitrator who also provides ongoing HR advice, including on the area of regulation and government policy concerning non-Chinese employment. Jie Yang, who specialises in advising Chinese state-owned enterprises, and trade union relations expert Jay Chen are also key. Joe Zou and Lina Pan are further recommended names, as are associates Jacky Ding and Jerry Lu.

Practice head(s):

Baohua Dong; John Dong; Jie Yang; Jay Chen; Joe Zou; Lina Pan

Other key lawyers:

Jacky Ding; Jerry Lu

Work highlights

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices is recognised in this space for assistance provided to large PRC state-owned enterprises; handling sensitive employee misconduct litigation, compliance reviews, major restructurings and personnel relocations. The team is jointly led by corporate reorganisations and insolvency matters specialist Jianping Wang and the disputes focussed Wenwei Su. Seasoned arbitrator Wei Shen, noted for his ‘profound professionalism and rich experience‘, is also key. The firm has a broad presence across the PRC, with offices in regional centres like Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an and Tianjin as well as Shanghai, Beijing and the Bay Area.

Practice head(s):

Jianping Wang; Wenwei Su

Other key lawyers:

Wei Shen; Mingming Cui


‘The team provided a high professional level and high-quality service and showed that it is a comprehensive service team.’

‘Our company believes that the outstanding partner in the team is lawyer Shen Wei, who is a partner we trust and is willing to maintain long-term cooperation. He has profound professionalism and rich experience and is one of the top lawyers in the domestic labour and employment field.’

Key clients

Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China

All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese

Bank of China – Beijing Branch

China National Offshore Oil Corporation



Yunnan Hongta Tobacco Company

AVIC Import & Export Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised a foreign retail enterprise on the employee placement project of a retail chain after its warehouse in Beijing is closed.
  • Worked on optimising the management structure and business model of a state-owned fuel company, streamlining its organizational structure and abolishing relevant institutions.
  • Advised a large boiler factory on a personnel relocation project.

FenXun Partners

FenXun Partners offers its clients access to a high calibre network of employment law advisors as the joint operation partner of international law firm Baker McKenzie FenXun. The firm covers employee investigations, lay-offs and terminations as well as day-to-day employee management advice, and is particularly recommended for its abilities to support Chinese clients conducting outbound business. The practice is jointly led by restructuring and strike actions expert Zheng Lu and experienced labour arbitrator Bofu An. Also key are Joseph Yue, who focuses on post M&A employee transfers, and associate Ting Zhang, a non-competition disputes and senior manager matters expert.

Practice head(s):

Zheng Lu; Bofu An

Other key lawyers:

Ting Zhang; Joseph Yue

Work highlights

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is notable for its strength in employment litigation, handling a high volume of termination disputes for a stellar client base including Volkswagen, HP and Glencore. The team is led byregulatory compliance and risk control expert Weiwei Gu. Shujun Liu has expertise in several specific sectors including real estate, maritime transportation, and chemicals. The financial services focussed Angela Sui and experienced litigator Zhaogang Wang are further names to note. Former joint practice head Zhao Li departed in November 2023.

Practice head(s):

Weiwei Gu

Other key lawyers:

Angela Sui; Zhaogang Wang; Shujun Liu

Key clients


Shanghai Yiqizuoye Information Technology Co., Ltd.





EWI SUSANTI (Indonesian)





Johnson & Johnson






ICBC Leasing

Cook Medical





AmCham China



Harvest Fund


Easy-Logic Technology Limited

Werfen Medical Device Trading (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights


JunHe‘s employment team, which covers ongoing non-contentious work for MNCs and Chinese clients alike, is jointly led by the highly experienced Jianjun Ma, strategic workforce issues expert Hongjuan Bai and trade union and collective bargaining matters specialist Dongpeng Wang. Gordon (Minghao) Feng is also recommended, with expertise in areas such as investigations of harassment, discrimination and other complaints. Laura Fu and Yimu Bu are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Jianjun Ma; Hongjuan Bai; Dongpeng Wang

Other key lawyers:

Gordon (Minghao) Feng; Yimu Bu; Laura Fu

Key clients

The Guangzhou Nansha Education Administration

Work highlights

  • Advised a UK Asset Management Company on an ongoing basis.

River Delta Law Firm

Acting for major multinational brands such as Bacardi and Walmart, as well as supporting large Chinese commercial enterprises such as the China Merchants Bank, River Delta Law Firm continues to offer an extensive and internationally minded employment practice. The firm is well recommended for outbound work for PRC clients via its dedicated overseas employment and labour law centre (OELC). Core figures in the team include litigator and HR compliance expert Cathy Qu, restructuring specialist Lu Liu and the highly experienced Jason Lu. Further key names include Tina Wang and Xinli Ma. Primarily based in Shanghai, the firm has also been expanding its offices in Nanjing, Guangzhou and Chongqing.

Practice head(s):

Jason Lu; Cathy Qu; Fuke Yan; Qi Wang; Liu Lu; Lijuan Bai; Zhe Yang; Lili Wang; Xinxia Zhong; Feng Gao; Xinli Ma; Tina Wang; Hao Xu; Yi Zhang; Gen Li

Key clients

Bacardi China

China Merchants Bank Beijing Branch

Wuhan Lotus Cars Co. Ltd.

Mersen China Holding Co. Ltd.

InSilico Medicine Ltd.

Pernod Ricard (China) Trading Co. Ltd.

Danaher Group

Ericsson (China) Communications Co. Ltd.

Trip.com Group Limited

Walmart (China) Investment Co. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Shanghai Leo Pharma Consulting Co. Ltd. in a labour dispute arising from the termination of one of the company’s employees due to the employee committing acts of sexual harassment during a business trip.
  • Acting for AsiaInfo Technologies (China) Inc. in a labour dispute with a former high-level employee who was wrongfully claiming over 2 million RMB in performance bonuses.
  • Providing Cainiao Smart Logistics Holding Limited with overseas employment compliance management services since 2021, encompassing more than 20 countries/regions.

Beijing DaHui Lawyers

Beijing DaHui Lawyers has a cross-disciplinary team handling employment related matters including post M&A restructuring, employee data protection and regulatory compliance matters. The firm has an extensive client base, including both multinationals and major Chinese enterprises such as Huawei. Xing Wan leads the team, with further key names including Cloud Li and Edward Lu.

Practice head(s):

Xing Wan

Other key lawyers:

Edward Lu; Cloud Li

Key clients

Altair Semiconductor


BIC World

China National Seeds



Elsevier Limited

Emerson Electric

Haufe Group

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Lindsay Manufacturing Co.

OUE Limited


Princeton University Press

RELX Group

Shanghai International Theme Park and Resort (Shanghai Disney Resort)

Telenav. Inc

World Gold Council

WorldQuant, LLC

Yellow River Asset Management LLC

Work highlights

  • Advising Cloudflare on numerous labour and employment matters in China, including high-level hiring decisions involving special circumstances and updating and localising employee privacy and data protection policies.
  • Providing legal advice and assistance and initiating foreign proceedings against a former CEO who was causing reputational damage to the client company.
  • Handled strategy in a case where a former employee reported alleged non-compliance to government authorities.

Dacheng Law Offices

Dacheng Law Offices is recommended for conducting and advising on anti-corruption and anti-bribery investigations – as well as handling team moves, disputes and restructuring – for a tech and industrial focussed client base including SOEs, private PRC companies and multinational corporations. The team is jointly led by Danny Jiang in Guangzhou, Fanxin Zeng in Shenzen, Dennis Fu in Beijing and Shane Luo in Shanghai. The firm is known for having offices covering many of China’s regions; an advantage in the PRC employment space where regulation can be variable in different provinces.

Practice head(s):

Danny Jiang; Fanxin Zeng; Dennis Fu; Shane Luo


‘The team works professionally and meticulously, focusing on details. They accurately grasp the core issues of the case and attach importance to communication with the parties.’

‘I was very much impressed by their professionalism, well thought-through litigation strategies and sound judgement in handling a number of very complicated employment disputes with a financial impact.’

‘Luo Xin (Shane) is an outstanding partner with comprehensive knowledge and a professional approach to the field of labour law.’

Key clients

Chongqing CAH Real Estate Development Co.

Chongqing Yuxing Technology Development Company

Chongqing Minmetal and Machinery Import & Export Co.

SM Plaza(Chongqing)Co.

Anmisai Trade Co.

McCain Foods(Harbin)Co.

Lufax Holding Ltd.

Unicom Online Information Technology Co.

American International School of Guangzhou

Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong

Baptist University United International College

Carbon Engineering Ltd.

Centric Brands International (Shanghai)

Consulate General of Qatar in Shanghai

Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in Shanghai

COOEC-Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Dompé farmaceutici

Dr. Martens Air Wair Hong Kong Limited

Environmental Science US, Inc.

EPAM Systems, Inc.

Flextronics Manufacturing (Zhuhai) Co.

Hettich Furniture Hardware Components (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd.

Hunter Boot Business Consultancy (Shenzhen) Company Limited



Work highlights

  • Advised a Chinese manufacturing and construction company through a compliance investigation to successfully identify an employee who was involved in bribery, mitigating potential reputational damage to the client.
  • Advising Xiangcai Securities Co.,Ltd. on labour and personnel compliance.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices‘ employment practice is led by ‘outstanding practitioner’ Will Huang, who is recommended for advice on terminations, non-competition matters, commercial trade secrets protection, wage incentive plans and mass lay-offs. Recruitment specialist Xiu Pei and litigator Lifeng Lu are also key. The firm is notable for its specialism in investigations work, covering investigations pertaining to harassment, anti-corruption and regulatory compliance.

Practice head(s):

Will (Wei) Huang

Other key lawyers:

Lifeng Lu; Xiu Pei


‘The team is experienced, knowledgeable and responsive to the client’s demands. The turnaround time is quick. They have the relevant domain knowledge and the advice they give is very practical and solution-oriented. They have lawyers based in Beijing and Shanghai handling employment litigation cases.

‘Will Huang and Xiu Pei are very responsive. They have good knowledge of the employment law landscape in China and can highlight the important issues very quickly. They are also solid and experienced litigation lawyers who have a great deal of experience with employment disputes.’

‘What makes Han Kun unique is its focus on high premium work in this space, and its bench strength across multinational companies and leading Chinese enterprises. Han Kun has a defined market position for the work that it does.’

‘Will Huang is an outstanding practitioner who is very user-friendly and commercially minded.’

Work highlights

HHP Attorneys-At-Law

HHP Attorneys-At-Law specialises in providing employment advice to international industrial and manufacturing companies operating in Shanghai, assisting with mass lay-offs, arbitrations and regulatory compliance matters. The firm’s clients include renewable energy producers, life sciences companies and electronic components manufacturers. Yao Rao, recommended for his ‘professionalism and comprehensive knowledge' and whose specialist focus is on regulated industries such as the medical sector and mining, leads the team. He is supported by associates Shihao Xiao and Jialing Liu.

Practice head(s):

Yao Rao

Other key lawyers:

Shihao Xiao; Jialing Liu


‘HHP is an excellent boutique law firm. From junior lawyers to partners, the professionalism and rigour of every lawyer is impressive.’

‘Rao Yao is a very good lawyer. His professionalism and comprehensive knowledge left a very deep impression on us.

‘HHP has amassed extensive expertise in labour and personnel matters, demonstrating an exceptional understanding of labor law practices across diverse regions within China. Their labour and personnel team stands as a paragon of maturity and excellence, capably addressing a spectrum of labour law consultations.’

‘A seasoned veteran with profound knowledge in labour law, Yao RAO has honed an intimate understanding of the dynamic landscape of judicial practices across various regions. His ability to rapidly and accurately identify potential legal risks during routine operations serves as a proactive risk management mechanism.’

Key clients

Aiswei Group




Hottinger Brüel & Kjær

RS Components





Work highlights

Hui Ye Law Firm

Hui Ye Law Firm is recommended by clients for its ‘professionalism, efficiency, precision, rigour, and sincerity‘. The employment law team is noted particularly for its skill in handling contentious matters – including serious disciplinary infractions by employees – and also demonstrates capability in handling team moves following mergers. The team is jointly led by the experienced trio of Kaichang Zhou, Guibin Hong and Yunhua Cai, who support a high profile client base containing the likes of AIA Insurance, PepsiCo and the Bank of China.

Practice head(s):

Kaichang Zhou; Guibin Hong; Yunhua Cai

Other key lawyers:

Aiyu Yuan; Wenwen Zhu


‘Hui Ye’s labour law team is one of the most professional in China.’

‘The legal services provided by Zhou Kaichang’s lawyer team present the characteristics of professionalism, efficiency, precision, rigour, and sincerity.’

‘Hui ye’s labour law team is excellent in handling complex matters. For major and difficult projects and events, the labour law team can take a comprehensive view, plan strategies, find breakthrough points in problems, and help our company collect and fix relevant evidence to form a complete chain of evidence. This guarantees the best interests of our company in the adjudication.’

‘As a long-term partner of Zhou Kaichang’s team, I think they are very professional, rigorous and responsible.’ 

‘Zhou Kaichang’s team are very professional and experienced in the labour law field. We can safely entrust them with any difficult or sudden problems, and they can achieve or even exceed our expectations.’

‘The cooperation process and results are very pleasant.’

‘We have high trust and appreciation for the professionalism of Hui ye Guangzhou Law Firm, and Huiye has demonstrated in-depth industry insight into the field of labour and human resources law.’

‘Rigorous legal logic and creativity when solving problems, and their in-depth knowledge of the labour and human resources field enables them to propose feasible solutions.’

Key clients



SF Express

Bank of China Limited (Shanghai)

AIA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.



Dongfeng Motor Corporation

Hitachi Elevator (China) Co.,Ltd.

Stellantis Group

Work highlights

  • Acted for Stellantis Group in China in matters after the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group, dealing with personnel integration issues.
  • Representing the Bank of China in a labour dispute case concerning serious violation of discipline by an employee.
  • Represented Car-O-Liner (Beijing) Co., Ltd in the arbitration, first trial and second trial stages of a case against an employee over the terms of a termination agreement.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal specialises in work for Chinese industrial enterprises, assisting them with workforce streamlining and restructuring, as well as termination disputes and negotiations with former employees. The experienced Feng Liang leads the team, supported by labour arbitration expert Chunyun Pang. Associate Runzhi Wang, who specialises in employment disputes in the financial services sector, is also key.

Practice head(s):

Feng Liang

Other key lawyers:

Runzhi Wang; Chunyun Pang

Work highlights

  • Advised on Tianjin Hongda Textile Technology Co., Ltd.’s labour downsizing and optimisation project.
  • Representing RRS Supply Chain Technology Co., a subsidiary of Qingdao Haier Group, Ltd., in resignation negotiations with its former Deputy General Manager.
  • Assisted China Nonferrous Mining Group Co., Ltd. with handling several labour disputes with former employees.

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s employment practice spans the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, covering matters including HR management, trade union negotiations, lay-offs and trade secrets’ protection. The firm acts for a mixture of multinational companies and PRC state-owned enterprises. Key names in the team include industrial relations and senior executive matters expert Xin Yu – who assists English-speaking and Japanese client companies as well as Chinese – along with mass lay-off management specialist Minquan Shen.

Other key lawyers:

Xin Yu; Minquan Shen


‘Xin Yu’s team has performed very well in providing human resources legal services for enterprises. They have strong professional ability, in-depth understanding of human resources laws, rich experience, and can provide suitable solutions according to our actual situation. It is a very professional legal team.’

‘Xin Yu has profound professional knowledge, rich experience and excellent service attitude. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.’

Key clients

Volvo Car Technology (Shanghai) Co., LTD

SK Hynix Numonyx Semiconductor Ltd.

Hua Xia Bank Co.,Ltd.

Beijing Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

Petroliam Nasional Berhad

MiraclePlus (Beijing) Investment Management Co., LTD

Zhuhai Sherpa Healthcare Partners Investment Management Co. LTD

Chopard Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd

China Securities Golden Bull(Beijing) Investment & Consulting Co.,Ltd.

Tianfeng Securities Co., Ltd.

China Post Securities Co.,Ltd.


Beijing BeyonCa Co., Ltd.

Postal Savings Bank Of China Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

Technicolor (China) Technology Co., Ltd.

Tianjing Beloved Pet Hospital Co., Ltd.

Chopard Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd

Beijing Hehua Ruibo Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Asymchem Laboratories(Tianjin)Co.,Ltd.

Chengdu Liweijia Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing 100Summit Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Digicode Technology Co., Ltd.

Milliken Enterprise Management (Shanghai) Co., LTD. Beijing Branch

Glory Star (Beijing) Media Co., LTD

Noch Automotive Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Beijing SINOVIEW Education Technology Co., LTD

Sinopec Capital Co.,Ltd.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Llinks Law Offices

Labour disputes and senior executive matters specialists Llinks Law Offices is recommended particularly for mandates concerning the investment funds and financial services sectors. The team is led by Patrick Gu, who has expertise in a range of contentious matters including anti-corruption, trade secrets, non-competition and white collar crimes. Corporate lawyer Nicholas Lou operates in a supporting role.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Gu; Nicholas Lou

Key clients

Kwantas Corporation Berhad

Emerson Electric (Beijing) Instrument Co. Ltd.

T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited

Oshkosh Commercial (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Hwabao WP fund management co., Ltd.

JDPA Commercial Consulting Co., Ltd.

Chanel (China) Trading Co., Ltd.

AEGON-industrial fund management co., Ltd.

Beijing Gengmei Interactive Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Prelude Capital Management, LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented a fund management company in handling a labour dispute case with a former senior executive.
  • Represented Tianhong Fund Management Co. Ltd. in a labor dispute litigation with former employee related to matters pertaining to a large bonus payment.
  • Advised Shanghai International Theme Park and Resort Management Company Limited on labour dispute arbitration and litigation cases filed by an ex-employee regarding the termination and reinstatement of employment.

PW & Partners

The Guangzhou-based PW & Partners is well-recommended for employment work in the Greater Bay Area, advising a range of PRC enterprises in the Pearl River region as well as foreign investors and insurers. The team is led by James Peng, who is experienced in labour arbitration matters.Peng is supported by lay-offs and employee transfers expert Ozzie Ou and compliance-focused Sam Chen. Specialist areas of expertise for the practice include commercial bribery and non-compete clause disputes.

Practice head(s):

James (Bo) Peng

Other key lawyers:

Sam Chen; Ozzie Ou; Vivi Chen


‘Professional, energetic and approachable, easy to communicate with.’

‘We recommend Ozzie Ou, Sam Chen and Vivi Chen.

Key clients

Mead Johnson Nutritionals (CHINA) Ltd.

Guangzhou Earth Product Co., Ltd.

Kautex (Guangzhou) Plastic Technology Co., Ltd.

Jabil Circuit (Guangzhou)LTD.

Guangdong Centaline Property Limited

JATCO (Guangzhou) Automatic Transmission Ltd


Work highlights

  • Represented Mead Johnson Nutritionals (CHINA) Ltd. in an economic redundancy case with the value CNY 3,129,500.
  • Represented Guangzhou Earth Product Co., Ltd. in several Non-compete disputes with the value of CNY 566,200.
  • Represented Kautex (Guangzhou) Plastic Technology Co., Ltd. In a commercial bribery case concerning an employee.

R&P China Lawyers

R&P China Lawyers focuses predominantly on assisting MNCs, and in particular clients from the Netherlands, UK and North America, including well-known companies such as Maersk and Made.com. The team is led by employee fraud specialist Robin Tabbers, contractual arbitration expert Maarten Roos and Eric Yuan, who is highly experienced in handling mass lay-offs. Rogier Van Bijnen is also integral to the team.

Practice head(s):

Robin Tabbers; Maarten Roos; Eric Yuan

Other key lawyers:

Rogier van Bijnen


‘Track record in managing Chinese local labour and employment law on behalf of international companies. Great value for money and clear and rapid response to any queries.’

‘Rapid response. Clarity in feedback. Knowledge. Understanding both legal elements as well practical matters ’

‘Maarten Roos has a very personal touch and understands very well the needs that we have as a foreign company operating in China.’

Key clients

Royal Ahrend B.V.

Royal Talens B.V.

National Lighting Company Limited


IDEXX Laboratories


Designer Brands

ASM International

D-Box Technologies Inc

Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG

Columbia Sportswear


Paula’s Choice LLC

Cole Haan Inc.

Mediamonks B.V.


Nutreco N.V.

Rituals N.V.

Acclime Group


New Balance

Aalberts N.V.

Van Hessen

TGE Marine

Work highlights

  • Advised a global shipping company successfully negotiating and documenting a mass settlement with 2,000 employees of one of their subsidiaries, after a work-stoppage related to an acquisition.
  • Advised global PCB quality assurance company on closing 3 operational entities in 3 provinces across China resulting in a mass termination of 50+ staff.
  • Supported an art-supplier to close operations in China after a presence of close to 20 years including termination of senior management.

Yingke Law Firm

Yingke Law Firm's strength lies in employment litigation, with its employment practice handling a high volume of disputes, many of which are complex and high-stakes in nature, including defending collective actions brought by workers. The team is headed by Yuan Chen, a highly experienced litigator, who is also recommended for advice on mass lay-offs and personnel relocations. Xingguo Huang, a specialist in collective labour arbitrations, and associate Hong Gao are also central to the team.

Practice head(s):

Yuan Chen

Other key lawyers:

Xingguo Huang; Hong Gao

Key clients

State Grid Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd.

Samsung (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Blupower Integrated Marketing Communication

Beijing Zimotang Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Zhonghe Beiyan Sci-Tech Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing Foreign Enterprise Marketing Consultant Co., Ltd.

Beijing Foreign Airlines Service Corporation

Datang Terminal Technology Co., Ltd.

ISoftStone Information Technology (Group) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Chengxing Youdao Health Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhongbang Wanji (Beijing) Security Service Co., Ltd.

Beijing HEMA Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Hezhongren (Beijing) Business Service Co., Ltd.

Dragon Heir International Trading Co., Ltd.

Yinkun (Beijing) Technology Service Co., Ltd.

Thebigword (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Arfine Electronics Component Co., Ltd.

Beijing Chengxin Future Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

Beijing Biyuan Dingsheng Electromechanical Equipment Co., Ltd.

Beijing SuperRed Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for State Grid Electronic Commerce Co., in an arbitration case against 4 workers of a contractor of the State Grid, who argued that the Grid assume joint liability for the workers terminating their contracts.
  • Represented a Beijing-based Insurance company when a group of over 40 employees filed a collective labour arbitration claim against the client, seeking large sums of overtime pay.
  • Represented Samsung (China) Investment Co., Ltd. in a High Court case pertaining to open-ended labour contracts and the mechanism for termination of employment under such a contract.