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Sam Tang

Education :  LL.M (HoHai University)
Languages :  Chinese (Mandarin and Shanghai dialects) and English
Office :  Shanghai
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About Sam

Sam is a senior associate of TransAsia’s employment law practice.

Prior to joining TransAsia, Sam served for 5 years as a judge on the collegiate penal of labor dispute cases at the Shanghai Baoshan District People's Court. During his term of office, Sam presided over a large number of labor dispute cases and gained a wealth of practical experience in HR management and labor dispute resolution. His expertise covers among others the drafting of legal documentation (including employment contracts, employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, intellectual property and confidentiality agreements, and equity incentive agreements), the design of internal rules and policies (including those relating to overtime work, remuneration, reward and punishment), the handling of labor dispute cases (including negotiations, mediation, arbitration and litigation) as well as retrenchment, employee transfer, strikes and employment of expatriates.

Sam is often invited by Shanghai labor inspection authorities, trade unions, academic associations and other professional organizations to provide lectures. The topics of his recent lectures are "Electronic Evidence and Employment Management in the New Media Age", "72 Typical Issues in Employment", "Prevention of Legal Risks in Termination of Employees", "Practical Skills to Prevent Unreasonable Sick Leave", "How to Prepare Internal Rules and Policies", and "Collection, Reservation and Use of Evidence in Labor Dispute Cases". He is a regular contributor to various professional journals, including "Shanghai Trial Practice" of the Shanghai People's High Court, "China Labor", "Human Resources", and "Procuratorial Daily". Some judgments rendered by Sam are rated as "excellent reference materials" by the Shanghai court system. In addition, Sam is a labor law expert serving the "Labor News" and the Wolters Kluwer database.

Recent Projects

  • Advised several multinationals on labor dispute cases (arbitration and litigation)
  • Advised several multinationals on investigating and handling senior executives who committed disciplinary violations
  • Provided on-site assistance in the handling of strikes, retrenchments and other mass incidents
  • Lectured on topics relating to labor management and labor laws for several multinationals
  • Reviewed and revised employment contracts, employee handbooks, non-compete agreements and other documents for several multinationals

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

Representative Clients

  • Accenture
  • Airbus
  • AMC Networks
  • Ascena
  • Aspen
  • Belden
  • Carter’s
  • Dassault Systémes
  • IE Singapore
  • II-VI Incorporated
  • Intertrust
  • Kleemann
  • Newegg
  • Quintiq
  • Red Bull
  • Reignwood
  • Sabre
  • Statoil
  • Schneider Electric
  • Teradyne
  • UL
  • Unicom
  • Veolia Water