"A remarkable development in China is the relaxation of its birth-control policy, allowing married couples to have up to three children, with effect from 31 May 2021. In order to promote this policy..."


"The year 2021 was again characterised by the closures of operations for certain areas of life, some of which lasted several months. The culture and event sector was particularly strongly affected..."

Hong Kong

"2021 has been a particularly busy year for employment lawyers in Hong Kong. Clients have tended to reach out to us for advice at short notice on critical employment- and business-related decisions..."


"The employment law environment has been subject to significant changes over the past year due to the covid-19 pandemic; since February 2020, there has been a continuous enactment of emergency measures..."


"The most important new developments in Japan over the past year are the implementation of parts of the workstyle reform laws, which is a set of major amendments to Japanese employment laws..."


"In February 2021, Law No. 02-21 amending and supplementing articles 32 and 256 of the Labour Code was enacted. The main provisions of this law are..."


"Without a doubt, the most important recent development was the laws passed by the government to tackle the difficulties caused by the covid-19 pandemic. This pandemic has reshaped..."