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Cui Yana

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Hellen Cui specializes in Labor & Employment. She used to be a Chemical Engineer and work as Director in the QA departments of large-scale Sino-foreign JVs, and she was in charge of the legal department in joint-stock high-tech enterprises. She has been a practicing lawyer since 2004. She provides consulting services regarding every issue of companies’ daily HR management, especially expert in non-competition, know-how, executive employment, compliance investigation, drafting and perfecting regulations and employee placement. She has rich experience in the design and implementation of employees’ transfer schemes during companies’ restructuring; she is really skillful at representing clients in high-end disputes. She has very practical thinking and maintains a long-lasting relationship with her clients in different industries. Between her clients are: ABB, BMS, BOC International Holdings, CBRE, Continental AG Group, MUFG, Roche, SAP, YKK etc.


【Work Examples】

Represented an insurance Company in a dispute with a high-level employee who was asking for a high amount of outstanding payment

Represented a HK leasing company in a series of disputes on non-competition restrictions; it was the first time that similar cases were happening in this industry and they are reference cases

Led the project of a US company for arrangement of its dispatched employees due to regulatory amendments

Invited by different companies to give internal training on the HR legal practice, new policy on labor dispatch, protection of female employees’ rights, etc

Drafted regulation systems for a technology company, systemized and reviewed the regulations, employment procedures and executing guideline

Provided a system of legal service on labor law for the relocation of a foreign enterprise, in which over 600 employees were duly placed

Provided legal service on labor law for the closure of a joint venture and duly dealt with more than 300 employees

【Professional Memberships】

Part-time arbitrator in Shanghai Labor and Personnel Dispute Arbitration Committee

Committee member in the Labor Relations Committee of Shanghai Lawyers Association

Volunteer member of the association of female lawyers in Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions


【Education Background】

Bachelor of Law & Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology

Master of Laws(LL.M.),  Emory University