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Sam Chen, Of Counsel

Sam Chen

Of Counsel


Mandarin, English

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Real estate
  • Education
  • Employment law

Practice notes

Sam is an Of Counsel in the Corporate team in Shanghai specialising in commercial contracts, employment and corporate. He has worked on matters across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, chemical, logistics and retail. Sam also has particular expertise with the education sector and has advised clients on all aspects of cross border education projects.

Sam's recent experience includes:

  • advising an NYSE listed US-based international components manufacturer on the sale of its Asian and European Die-Cut business to a US based private owned corporation. This was a highly complex cross border M&A transaction involving eight jurisdictions.
  • advising a leading American multinational technology company on all its real estate projects across China;
  • advising a global leading water technologies company on the tender process for the nuclear power station projects across China;
  • advising a global medical devices company on strategies to execute group redundancy plans for their Chinese operations;
  • provided ongoing specific and general advice on all employment issues for a NASDAQ listed market leader manufacturer in the aircraft industry; 
  • carried out a comprehensive HR audit in China for an AIM listed multinational producer and marketer of high quality protein research tools;
  • advising a large multinational UK headquartered fashion retailer with a chain of high street shops on the departure of a member of the company’s local senior management who held company shares from a share incentive scheme;
  • assisting and advising a number of UK universities and boarding schools in relation to setting up branches in China or entering into joint projects with Chinese partners.