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Jeanette Yu

Partner
Head of Employment & Pensions, CMS China

CMS China
Shanghai Representative Office
3108 Plaza 66 Tower 2
1266
Nanjing Road West
Shanghai 200040
China
Languages Chinese, English

Jeanette Yu has more than 20 years’ experience in providing legal advice for international companies making investment and doing business in China. She is particularly recognized as a leading lawyer on Chinese labor law and compliance management in China.

Her extensive track record comprises advising clients on a wide range of labor law issues arising from international secondment and daily operation of local companies such as recruitment and dismissal of employees, including senior management, formulating employee handbooks and implementing its policies, work permits and visa issues of expatriates, advising on data privacy, non-competition, employee’s invention, global employee share plans, social security, trade union. She has been involved in significant projects of business transactions and restructuring advising clients on job transfer, relocation and mass lay-off of employees as well as collective negotiation with employees. She is also very versatile in handling various types of labor disputes.

Moreover, Jeanette Yu supports clients in their compliance management in China such as applying the relevant policies in local companies, advising on corporate governance such as limitations on power of senior management and use of company seals, implementing the code of conduct such as anti-corruption, secondary occupation restriction, avoidance of conflict of interests, data security and whistle-blower management. She also conducts compliance audits and internal investigations for clients, provides compliance trainings to employees, etc.

Jeanette Yu represents clients in a wide variety of manufacturing industry such as automotive, machinery and pharmaceuticals and service industry such as IT, banking, hotel and retail business.

Jeanette Yu has been with CMS, China since 2005. Before joining CMS, she practiced law in a renowned PRC law firms in Beijing. Since 2017, Jeanette has been acting as the National Chair/Vice Chair of HR Working Group of European Chamber of Commerce in China.  

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Relevant experience

  • A major German automotive supplier on the settlement of employees due to the closure of its Shanghai subsidiary. 
  • A provider of automation systems, communication and navigation systems on the disputes with employees regarding not duly concluding written employment contract. 
  • The world's largest innovator and provider of optics technology and solutions on a series of employment issues of an acquisition of three domestic companies. 
  • A leading German mechanical and hydraulic presses manufacturer on employment contract on a senior local executive employed for its Chinese subsidiary. 
  • The Chinese subsidiaries of a major German equipment manufacturer on a series of employment issues for its Chinese subsidiaries including labour contracts for mid-senior managements, employee handbook, social security issues and termination of employees. 
  • The Chinese subsidiary of one of the world's largest producers of paper and fibre products on termination of employment contract of an employee on senior level. 
  • A major European automotive supplier on employment issues in the acquisition of assets of a PRC company limited by shares. 
  • A leading company in consumer goods industry on a series of employment issues for its Chinese subsidiaries, including labour contracts for mid-senior managements, employee handbook, social security issues and termination of employees. 
  • A German automotive components manufacturer on employment issues relating to the closure of its Chinese subsidiar as well as labour arbitrations.
  • A German dimensional measuring equipment manufacturer on the review and amendments of collective labour contracts. 
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Education

  • Renmin University of China, Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)
  • 1998 – Chinese Bar Admission
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10/11/2021
PRC Per­son­al In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion Law: Chal­lenges to HR Man­age­ment
As the very first com­pre­hens­ive and spe­cial­ized le­gis­la­tion re­gard­ing per­son­al in­form­a­tion pro­tec­tion in China, the PRC Per­son­al In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion Law (“PIPL”) was pro­mul­gated on 20 Au­gust 2021...
29/09/2021
CMS, China held a Labor Law Salon on Changes of So­cial In­sur­ance and IIT...
On 28 Septem­ber 2021, CMS, China held a Labor Law Salon on the top­ic of changes of so­cial in­sur­ance and in­di­vidu­al in­come tax ("IIT") policies on for­eign­ers in the Shang­hai Of­fice. HR man­agers/dir­ect­ors...
31/08/2021
How to Deal with Ex­pat Em­ploy­ees' Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the Chinese So­cial In­sur­ance...
After the na­tion­al reg­u­la­tions - In­ter­im Meas­ures for the Par­ti­cip­a­tion of For­eign­ers Work­ing in China in So­cial In­sur­ance Scheme and In­ter­im Meas­ures for the Par­ti­cip­a­tion of Res­id­ents of Hong Kong and...
27/08/2021
How to Deal with Ex­pat Em­ploy­ees’ Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the Chinese So­cial In­sur­ance...
After the na­tion­al reg­u­la­tions - In­ter­im Meas­ures for the Par­ti­cip­a­tion of For­eign­ers Work­ing in China in So­cial In­sur­ance Scheme and In­ter­im Meas­ures for the Par­ti­cip­a­tion of Res­id­ents of Hong Kong and...
06/07/2021
How Em­ploy­ers can Pre­pare for the Changes of In­di­vidu­al In­come Tax ("IIT")...
After three years’ grace peri­od, it is ex­pec­ted that start­ing from 1 Janu­ary 2022, the pref­er­en­tial IIT policies which have been gran­ted in the PRC to for­eign­ers for al­most three dec­ades will be can­celled...
05/07/2021
How Em­ploy­ers can Pre­pare for the Changes of In­di­vidu­al In­come Tax (“IIT”)...
After three years’ grace peri­od, it is ex­pec­ted that start­ing from 1 Janu­ary 2022, the pref­er­en­tial IIT policies which have been gran­ted in the PRC to for­eign­ers for al­most three dec­ades will be can­celled...
12/05/2021
The new world of work in China
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing China – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.Now, more than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on the 23 March 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in China and hos­ted by la­bour law ex­perts Jean­nette Yu and Sophy Wang with CMS China – ex­plores the im­pact of home­work­ing in China for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12/05/2021
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in China
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing China – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep...
16/04/2021
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in China
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing China – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep...
03/02/2021
Jeanette Yu speaks on The Fu­ture of Travel
On Janu­ary 28, 2021, the Eco­nom­ist held an event on the top­ic “The Fu­ture of Travel”. Jeanette Yu, Part­ner and Head of Em­ploy­ment Prac­tice Area Group of CMS, China, Jane Sun, CEO of Trip.com and sev­er­al...
28/01/2021
What em­ploy­ers need to pre­pare for the up­com­ing pub­lic hol­i­days
The Chinese New Year pub­lic hol­i­days will come soon. Ac­cord­ing to Chinese tra­di­tion, this is the time for fam­ily re-uni­on. Dur­ing the hol­i­days, many people usu­ally travel back to their ho­met­owns or vis­it...
28/01/2021
What the em­ploy­ers should/can do on COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion?
As an­nounced by the Chinese gov­ern­ment, the en­tire pop­u­la­tion can take vac­cin­a­tion for COV­ID-19 free of charge. Ac­cord­ing to the cur­rent policies, in China, vac­cin­a­tion will be im­ple­men­ted in two stages...