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The rapid growth and development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) is attracting the attention of companies and entrepreneurs not only from Hong Kong, but also globally.

As the region opens up, huge opportunities are emerging as restrictions on foreign companies are eased. However, different legal systems mean that expanding operations across the border can seem daunting.

Employment and tax policies, and access to talent are among the key issues that companies need to consider when setting up in the GBA. Harnessing the diverse skills of different professionals from across the GBA is one of the main attractions of the initiative, but hurdles remain in terms of cross-border talent flow.

To tackle this issue, the Central Government announced 16 policy measures that aim to benefit Hong Kong residents employed in the area, including a preferential individual income tax rate. Individual GBA cities have also rolled out incentive schemes to attract high-end talent from overseas.

What should foreign companies do if they want to expand into the GBA? How can they avoid falling into legal traps?

At this roundtable jointly organized by HKGCC's Europe and China committees, and supported by the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Helen Liao, Partner at Deacons, will explain the latest policy developments in employment, talent policy, and taxation in the GBA applicable to foreign companies.

Helen Liao is an expert in PRC employment law and has over 12 years of experience in the practice. As a dual-qualified lawyer in the PRC and Hong Kong, she specializes in cross-border employment arrangements, immigration and complex multi-jurisdictional labour issues arising from talent mobility and commercial transactions.

Register now to learn how you can take your first steps into the GBA!

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Speaker(s) Helen Liao, Partner, Deacons
Language English
Date and Time 2020/10/14 16:00 to 17:00
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Kari Yu
Tel: 2823 1266
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
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