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Jeanette Yu

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 18 years’ experience in advising clients on Chinese labour law. She has been involved in a number of significant projects and has advised clients on a wide range of employment law issues such as conclusion of employment contract, employee dismissal, mass lay-off, relocation and restructuring, non-competition, social security, work permit, secondment and visa issues of expatriates as well as handling various labour disputes.

Jeanette is also the Chairman of the Human Resources Working Group of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. She makes efforts on promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in businesses and the communications between the governments and the members of EU Chamber on foreigners’ work permit and visa policies. 

Jeanette has been with CMS, China since 2005. Before joining CMS, she practised law in renowned PRC law firms in Beijing.

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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

  • University of Renmin, Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)
  • 1998 – Chinese Bar Admission
  • Study Course, University
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