PRC employment legal issues have been at the centre of foreign investors' attention following the widely reported labour unrest in recent months, which saw a series of labour disputes and strikes affecting the China operations of foreign companies such as Honda, Toyota and Foxconn.
Against a challenging background for employers in China, Mayer Brown JSM has enhanced its offerings with the addition of PRC employment specialist Susan Deng, previously a senior legal counsel of Standard Chartered Bank (China) in Shanghai.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Deng worked at Jun He and TransAsia Lawyers in Shanghai. She also had five years of experience working as arbitrator & deputy division chief of the Jiangsu Provincial Personnel Department.
In her new position with Mayer Brown JSM, Deng will work in the Hong Kong office for 10 months before relocating to Shanghai to lead the employment & benefits practice in China.
Around the same time last year, the firm appointed PRC qualified employment lawyer Zhou Lihui as foreign counsel from Minter Ellison. ALB