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Elizabeth Cole

Elizabeth Cole's practice encompasses M&A, compliance, risk management, investigations, employment, and general corporate and commercial issues. She has diverse corporate and commercial experience throughout the Asia-Pacific region having worked for more than 20 years in Brisbane, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore, and Sydney. She has represented multinationals on the establishment, structuring, and operation of their businesses in China, Hong Kong, and elsewhere in Asia including preparation of joint venture agreements, articles of association, and all associated contracts such as land use contracts, franchise agreements, trademark licenses, management contracts, and technology transfer agreements. She also has assisted clients in reviewing and implementing employment contracts, hiring and firing practices, and workplace and data privacy policies to ensure that they comply with local laws and regulations.

Elizabeth has written and spoken extensively on legal policies and regulations in China, including writing the "China Employment Law" chapter in Corporate Counsel Guide to Doing Business in China (Thomson Reuters, multiple editions, 2009-2014). [1]