Kevin L. Jones



Based in Greater China for more than 24 years, Kevin Jones assists clients with a wide range of employment matters involving contentious and non-contentious issues. Kevin’s depth and breadth of experience provides employers with a strong resource for all of their employment needs in China.

Employer Advocate

Kevin advises employers on:

  • Staffing issues arising from acquisitions and other reorganizations
  • Resolving labor disputes
  • Establishing effective compliance programs
  • Investigating employees for misconduct or FCPA/anti-bribery violations
  • Employee hiring and termination
  • Immigration
  • Mass layoffs and labor unrest
  • Establishment and enforcement of company polices
  • Advising on labor union issues
  • Drafting and negotiating collective contracts

Industry Advisor

Kevin has represented or advised many of the world’s leading companies in the retail, luxury apparel and goods, manufacturing, entertainment, airline, energy, information technology, telecommunications, health care, biotechnology and energy sectors.


Bar Admissions

New York


Rutgers School of Law
J.D. (1993)

Miami University (Ohio)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Whistleblowing Trends in the USA, UK and Greater China
    Co-author, Radar Magazine, April 2019 
  • Dealing With Employees Who Turn Bad - Conflicts of Interest, Embezzlement, Kick-backs
    US-China Business Council, China, May 2018
  • Compliance Challenges in China
    Industry Today, February 2018
  • Implications of China's Work Permit System for Foreign Employees
    European Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, October 2017
  • How to Prepare for Collective Bargaining in Guangdong
    China Law & Practice, January 2015
  • China's Legal Environment - Labor and Employment Legislation
    International Study Programs, Shanghai, December 2014
  • Employing Staff in and from Asia
    The Expatise Academy, Amsterdam, November 2014
  • Jurisdictional Report: China
    Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, 2014 Jurisdiction Factfile
  • People's Republic of China
    Chapter Author, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Kluwer Law International Publishing, March/April 2014 Special Issue Publication
  • Human Rights – A Battleground for Employers and Unions? 
    American Bar Association Fall Meeting, International Law Section, London, October 2013
  • Key Issues Employers Need to Be Aware of When Transferring Employees to China
    International Employment Law and Business Immigration Seminar, Budapest, 2013
  • Travelers to China: Exit-Entry Law to Take Effect on July 1
    Director of Finance Online, June 2013
  • China's Remedy for Labor Inequity Could Spark Unrest
    Law360, April 2013



  • Best Lawyers — Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment (Shanghai), 2019 
  • China Business Law Journal  — China Business Law Award, 2019
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific — China Employment, 2011-21
  • Legal 500 — China Employment, 2010-17
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