Ms. Chen advises multinational media, IT, life sciences and clean-technology companies on employment and employee benefits issues in China and across the Asia Pacific region, as part of the international employment group. Ms. Chen also has corporate, commercial, privacy and intellectual property experience. Her practice includes the drafting of employment contracts, bonus and other incentive plans and employee handbooks/policies; advice on workplace safety, work injury, medical leave, invention assignments, inventor remuneration, employee benefits, holiday and leave entitlements, staff integration and employee transfers; and termination of employment, and non-compete/non-solicitation covenants.
Ms. Chen also counsels companies on data protection issues relevant to their China operations, including collection, storage, processing, and use of personal data of employees and customers, privacy and monitoring in the workplace, and cross-border data transfers, focusing on both legal and regulatory compliance as well as industry-driven best practices. Recent projects include providing strategic advice on data protection issues relating to cloud computing, healthcare companies storage of data by patients and healthcare professionals, mobile positioning and locator services, telematics services, online advertising, social media, and other ecommerce applications.
Combining industry-sector knowledge, strong legal skills and a practical approach to doing business that is informed by a broad experience, Ms. Chen has helped many companies navigate China’s ever-changing legal landscape, guiding clients to optimize their business structures as well as to formulate and implement robust legal strategies.