Ms Lisa Zhao > Fangda Partners > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

Fangda Partners
27/F North Tower Beijing Kerry Centre
1 Guanghua Road Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020
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Work Department

Labor and Employment


Ms. Zhao has over 10 years specialized and comprehensive experience in practicing both contentious and non-contentious labor and employment law in China. Her work includes: (i) helping clients establish and improve internal rules, policies and documents, including offer letters, employment contracts, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, training agreements, labor dispatch agreements, labor outsourcing agreements, employee handbooks and other special policies; (ii) providing legal advice on daily labor and employment questions, including questions related to recruitment, salary and benefits, rest and vacation, training, work-related injury, social insurance, employment of expatriates, labor dispatch, amendment of employment terms, and termination of employment; (iii) conducting employment-related due diligence in the course of commercial transactions such as equity transfers, asset sales, and company restructuring and shutdown, (iv) advising on tailored personnel arrangements and compensation strategies and supporting the implementation of those strategies; (v) creating employee layoff plans; (vi) participating in employee misconduct investigations and advising on employee disciplinary actions; (vii) helping clients draft, review and revise employee share incentive plans and related legal documents; and (viii) representing clients in labor dispute arbitration, litigation and settlement.

Ms. Zhao also has ample experience in corporate law matters. She acted as an external legal consultant to multiple enterprises, and represented clients in their onshore and offshore investment transactions in relation to healthcare, and education and high-tech sectors. This corporate law experience equips her with business acumen, enables her to advise on labor and employment matters in a practical manner befitting client business needs, and prepares her to deal with cross-issues between labor law and other areas.

Ms. Zhao previously worked with two other Red Circle PRC firms as an associate and as a partner after a one-year internship at a US firm.


English, Mandarin


Ms. Zhao is a Committee Member of Beijing Bar Association Legal Risk and Compliance Management Related Legal Affairs Committee and a member of the Beijing Labor Law and Social Security Law Society.


  • New York University, Master of Laws
  • Shanghai International Studies University, Bachelor of Laws

Lawyer Rankings

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms

Fangda Partners supports its clients through HR management and policy implementation, arbitration, labour disputes, layoffs and immigration issues in China’s continually evolving employment market. Practice head Bo Zhou specialises in labour litigation and misconduct cases, as well as advising on employee transfer issues relating to mergers and other large transactions. Advising a large steel corporation on a significant factory relocation is an example of this work. Lisa Zhao is an experienced advisor on restructuring and policy implementation in the workplace. Ivan Su and James Hu practice in labour dispute resolution and arbitration. The firm’s list of large clients includes major hotel chain Hilton and business social media site LinkedIn.