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Sam Tang

Education :  LL.M (HoHai University)
Languages :  Chinese (Mandarin and Shanghai dialects) and English
Office :  Shanghai
Contact :
 +86 21 6141 0998

About Sam

Sam is a senior associate in TransAsia’s employment law practice and holds an LL.M degree from HoHai University.

Prior to joining TransAsia, Sam served as a judge in the Shanghai Baoshan District People’s Court for 5 years. During his time with the judiciary, Sam presided over a large number of cases pertaining to employment law, family law and contract law, and has a wealth of experience on the legal and practical aspects of these areas of law.

Sam has worked on a wide range of employment-related matters, including legal compliance, preparation of employment documentation (e.g., employment contracts, employee handbooks and non-compete agreements), conclusion and termination of employment contracts, HR management (e.g., sick leave and employee overtime issues), and labor dispute resolution.

In addition, he frequently provides internal legal training on HR management issues for senior managers and HR staff, and has been regularly invited by trade unions and the Shanghai Institute of Labor & Social Security to give lectures on a variety of employment topics such as unilateral termination of employment contracts, sick leave management and risk control, and judicial affirmation of the use of electronic evidence.

Recent Projects

  • Assisted with a collective labor dispute due to enterprise relocation and economic layoff
  • Advised on the collective termination of employees due to the early dissolution of a company
  • Assisted with labor dispute cases brought against a company’s executives in connection with their non-compete agreements and the termination of their employment contracts

Major Publications

  • Core Values of Political and Legal Staff (Law Press, 2011)
  • A Legal Discussion: labor disputes within the probationary period (Shanghai Municipal Higher People’s Court, 2015)
  • Judicial determination on labor disputes regarding the relocation of enterprises (China Labor Security Newspaper, 2015)
  • Statistical analysis on labor dispatch disputes in the last four years (Shanghai Municipal Higher People’s Court, 2015)
  • Judicial determination on job adjustments (Shanghai Municipal Higher People’s Court, 2015)
  • A Legal Discussion: travel on home leave (Procuratorial Daily, 2015)
  • A Legal Discussion: employees concealing their marriage status (China Health Human Resources, 2015)


  • Awarded “Excellent Trainee” in 2013 by the National Judges College
  • Named as Shanghai’s “Top 100 Orators” in 2014