Andy S. Yeo: Lawyer with Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM

Andy S. Yeo

Phone+86 21 6032 0266

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Employment & Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • Equity & Incentive Plans
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Development and Construction
  • Distressed Real Estate
Contact InfoTelephone: +86 21 6032 0266
Fax: +86 21 6120 1068/9
EducationNational University of Singapore (LL.B.); University of Washington (LL.M.); China University of Political Science and Law (Postgraduate Course)
Admitted1984, Singapore; 1988, California; 1996, Hong Kong
LanguagesEnglish; Cantonese; Mandarin

the multi-talented Andy Yeo ... is skilled in employment, corporate finance, foreign investment and real estate ... is intimately familiar with the local conditions, adding depth to his advice

Chambers Asia Pacific 2012
Andy Yeo is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. He advises on issues involving foreign investment, real estate, employment, corporate finance, general corporate and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on the PRC.

Andy acts for international clients in foreign direct investment into China in the form of joint ventures, and wholly foreign-owned enterprises, often involving equity transfers, mergers and acquisitions, or split-offs, covering industries ranging from manufacturing, real estate, and tourism, to information technology, foods and services.

He acts for international companies in China in matters involving representative offices, branches, subsidiaries (including under WTO or CEPA scheme), business operations (including retail, wholesale, distribution, and outsourcing), foreign exchange control, dissolution, compliance and financing.

He advises developers, funds and other investors on a wide range of aspects in real estate from investment structure, land and building acquisition, establishment of project company, obtaining the required permits and licences, and construction, to post-completion matters including property title application, sales and leasing and property management.

He counsels major companies operating in China on a wide range of human resource issues including special contract terms, ESOPs, termination agreements, dismissal, compensation and restrictive covenants. He also assists companies in arranging for and managing labour arbitration or litigation in China where required. Andy frequently gives presentations on employment law in China. He is a Highly Recommended Lawyer according to the PLC Cross-border Labour and Employment Benefits Handbook 2006-07 and the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2007 and 2008. PLC Cross-Border Finance Handbook named him as a Leading Labour & Employee Benefits Lawyer in China in 2009-10 and The Who's Who Legal Yearbook 2012 also nominated him as a Recommended Management Labour & Employment Lawyer in China.

Andy speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

•Band 3 - Real Estate: China-based - Chambers Asia Pacific (2013, 2014)
•multi-talented, familiar with the local conditions - Chambers Asia Pacific (2012)


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Shenzhen Raises Minimum Wage: Rate to Take Effect from 1 March 2015
Andy S. Yeo,Esta H. Y. Zhang, March 5, 2015
On 4 February 2015, the Shenzhen Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau issued a notice (“Notice”) to increase the statutory minimum wage from 1 March 2015.

Guangdong Passed Local Regulation on Collective Contracts
Andy S. Yeo, October 17, 2014
The Guangdong Regulation on Collective Contracts (the “New Regulation”) was passed by the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Guangdong Province on 25 September 2014, and it will take effect on 1 January 2015.

Beijing Average Monthly Wage Increased to CNY 5,793
Duncan A. W. Abate,Helen H. Liao,Hong Tran,Andy S. Yeo, June 19, 2014
On 6 June 2014 the Beijing Municipal Human Resource and Social Security Bureau and the Beijing Municipal Statistics Bureau announced that the average monthly wage for 2013 was CNY 5,793. This is an increase of 10.9 percent on the previous average monthly wage of CNY 5,223 determined in 2012.
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Andy S. Yeo

1366, Nan Jing Road West
Shanghai 200040

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