The interest in the mainland China and Hong Kong legal markets continues unabated. Earlier this month (, 12 January) Clifford Chance boosted its mainland corporate China practice by hiring four associates to its Shanghai office, driving forward its ambitious plan to double in size in China within five years to more than 100 lawyers.

This China Special Report examines whether changes to China’s employment laws will improve workplace relations despite continuing bones of contention.

If this has whetted your appetite, two further articles will also be available on These will examine the finer details of M&A transactions in China and how the country’s emergence as a global player has heralded a reinvigoration of the Asian securitisation market.

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