Event Details

As more and more companies resume to operation, how to properly deal with employment relationships during the outbreak of COVID-19 becomes the top issue for many companies. What should companies do if an employee needs to be quarantined? How to calculate the salary? Can companies terminate employment contract with employees under current situation? What are the obligations of employers?

To better cope with potential difficulties caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, both state and local governments have issued a series of preferential policies. What are the main policies for foreign investors? What should companies do in practice?

Join SwissCham, British Chamber Shanghai and Spanish Chamber for this insightful webinar on Thursday, 2 April at 4pm!

Event Agenda:

  • 16:00 - 16:10 Opening Address by the moderator Yaqi Liu
  • 16:10 - 16:25 Part I: COVID-19 impact on employment and what to do in HR management by Jeanette Yu
  • 16:25 - 16:40 Part II: Preferential policies by government and what should companies do by Gilbert Shen
  • 16:40 - 16:55 Part III: HR role for handling COVID-19 crisis by Susan Zhang
  • 16:55 - 17:10 Q&A Session


Participants can send their questions in advance using the registration form.

This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. You will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password one day before the event. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.

In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff Nathalie.Xu@britishchambershanghai.cn before 4pm, 1 April. Due to the service charges of Event Bank and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above mentioned timeframe.


  • Yaqi Liu (Moderator, Partner at Wenfei Business Consulting ( Shanghai ) Co.,Ltd.)

    Yaqi Liu

    Moderator, Partner at Wenfei Business Consulting ( Shanghai ) Co.,Ltd.

  • Jeanette Yu (Partner and Head of Employment & Pensions Practice Area Group at CMS China)

    Jeanette Yu

    Partner and Head of Employment & Pensions Practice Area Group at CMS China

    Mrs. Jeanette Yu is Partner and Head of Employment & Pensions Practice Area Group of CMS, China. She has more than 18 years experience in advising clients on Chinese labour law and compliance issues of Chinese companies. 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, formulating and implementing the employee handbook, code of conduct, advising on 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 and internal investigation on compliance matters. Starting from 2017, Jeanette acted as the Vice Chair of HR Working Group of European Chamber of Commerce in China, and the Chair in 2019 and 2020. Jeanette is also a member of Shanghai Law Society Labour and Social Security Law Research Branch.

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  • Gilbert Shen (Counsel and Head of Tax Practice Area Group at CMS China)

    Gilbert Shen

    Counsel and Head of Tax Practice Area Group at CMS China

    Mr. Gilbert Shen is Counsel and Head of Tax Practice Area Group of CMS, China. Gilbert has been practicing PRC tax law and PRC-related international taxation law since 2006. He is particularly experienced in tax matters concerning the establishment of efficient holding structures, company mergers and restructurings, profit repatriation schemes, investment exit strategies, cross-border transactions, tax due diligences, treaty-based international tax interactions and tax-driven supply chain optimization. He is a CICPA member, CFA charter holder and a Certified Tax Agent of China.

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  • Susan Zhang (HR Director of Greater China at Firmenich Aromatics (China) Co., Ltd.)

    Susan Zhang

    HR Director of Greater China at Firmenich Aromatics (China) Co., Ltd.

    Being HR leader with 20+ years professional experience from MNCs of Petrochemical (ExxonMobil, Praxair, Koch industry); manufacturing industry (GE, TE..etc.) , solid experience for talent development and change management

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