Helen Liao focuses on PRC employment law and has over 12 years of experience in the practice. She advises multinational companies on employment compliance issues involving employers in the PRC and Hong Kong. Her clients cover a broad range of sectors, including the airline, telecommunications, media, supermarket, fuel, construction, retail and financial services industries. As a dual-qualified lawyer in both the PRC and Hong Kong, Helen has a particular focus on cross-border employment arrangements, immigration and complex multi-jurisdictional labour issues arising from global talent mobility and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing situations and other re-organisations.
Prior to joining the firm, Helen worked as a senior editor for a prestigious international online legal know-how service provider. Before that, she had been in private practice for nearly 10 years in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and Hong Kong at the offices of both international and top-tier PRC law firms.
Helen is recognised by World Bank as an “expert” on China employment law for her regular contributions to the IFC-World Bank’s global “Doing Business” project. She has also been active in delivering public seminars in English, Cantonese and Mandarin to various HR management organisations and key MNC clients in respect of recent developments in the China and HK employment law practice.