Ms Tracy Liu has extensive experience in the area of employment law. Tracy provides in-depth advice on all aspects of employment law to clients from a wide spectrum of industries, ranging from start-ups and SMEs to large multinational corporations. Tracy has been involved in both transactional and advisory work, and has represented corporate clients in a number of labour disputes.
Tracy previously worked in Baker McKenzie’s Shanghai office for four years; and at Beiten Burkhardt, a leading German law firm, in Shanghai for six years. Prior to joining Jingtian Gongcheng, Tracy served as a partner at Fieldfisher Shanghai for nearly two years.
Tracy has an LLB from East China University of Political Science and Law, and an LLM from the University of Frankfurt; and she was admitted to practise in China in 2006. Tracy is a regular speaker on employment law topics, and the author of English and Chinese articles on employment law published in German Chamber Ticker (the official journal of the German Chamber of Commerce in China), China Business Law Journal, Lexology, Wolters Kluwer, Lexis Nexis and other legal media. Tracy is fluent in Mandarin and English, and speaks limited German.Tracy has advised corporate clients on a variety of employment matters in China, including employee consultation, and the roll-out and implementation of employee handbooks and other company policies and procedures; the enforcement of non-compete obligations; cross-border secondments; labour union issues; social security issues; employee privacy and data protection; recruitment options and flexible work arrangements; outsourcing and labour dispatch; and employment issues involved in relocation, restructuring and M&A transactions. In addition, Tracy has led her team in a number of mass layoff and employee transfer projects. For instance, she assisted a German-listed company with the layoff of more than 50 employees at its Suzhou plant, based on the plant’s early termination; and she assisted an European-invested manufacturing enterprise in Shanghai in the restructuring and integration of its management, including the transfer of seconded employees from a labour dispatch entity. Also, she recently assisted a global machinery leader in China with the dismissal of its entire senior management team. Tracy has represented a variety of companies in labour disputes, including an international luxury hotel group in a dispute filed by a group of more than 20 former employees concerning their dismissal and compensation; and a German construction company in legal proceedings filed by a departed senior manager, who claimed overtime payment of 2 million renminbi (Tracy’s client won the final judgment). Tracy has also conducted legal due diligence, focused on aspects of employment law, on the acquisition target of an international chemical materials leader, involving six Chinese subsidiaries with thousands of employees.