Ms. Duan joined Zhong Lun as a partner in April 2013. Her main practice areas include employment law, social security law and trade union law. Ms. Duan has been providing professional services regarding labour and employment law for over 18 years, and she is experienced in both advisory services and labour dispute resolutions. Ms. Duan’s service covers a full range of employment law practice, including, without limitation, representing clients in labour dispute arbitration and litigation; reviewing and revising HR documents; designing and establishing employee transfer/placement and compensation plans in employers’ IPO, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, winding-up, bankruptcy and registration/cancellation of enterprises, and assisting and guiding employers to implement such plans; formulating downsizing plans; conducting employment/HR due diligence and assessing labour costs under all types of investment strategies; assisting and guiding employers to establish trade union and employees congress; and representing clients in collective bargaining.
Ms. Duan has developed a comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding of the legislation, enforcement and application of P.R.C. labour laws and regulations. She participates in relevant legislation and thereby keeps up with legislative trends, aware of first-hand information, and accurately grasps the legislative spirit and purposes. Therefore, she can predict legal risks under different economic environments and employment policies, formulate the most effective solutions for clients by taking existing laws and legislative trends into account. Moreover, she has solid industry knowledge in legal areas of securities and asset disposal (including equity investment, fund set-up, IPO, listed companies’ refinancing and M&A), and in light of characteristics of different modes of asset disposal and capital operation, she provides clients with feasible and tailored employment plans and outplacement plans.
What they say
“Ms. Duan is appreciated by her legal technics. One observer says that she is highly professional who has excellent analysis on cases and also very good at cross-examining.”
– Chambers’ Client Guide 2019
“Duan Haiyan is lauded for her deep experience in handling litigation cases. Clients remark: ‘She performs very well in court. She is quick in response and quick on her feet. She adopts a detailed approach and we appreciate that.’ In a key highlight, she defended Anshan Iron & Steel Group in an employment dispute with some home-resting workers.”
– Chambers’ Client Guide 2018
“Market commentators single out Duan Haiyan for her extensive experience appearing in arbitration tribunals and local courts. Sources say: ‘She’s very practical and efficient’.”
– Chambers’ Client Guide 2017