Overview

Experience

Martin is a veteran in advising clients on a wide range of employment and incentive matters, including recruitment, employment transfer, termination or mass layoff, collective consultation, remuneration and incentives, misconduct investigation and employment-related agreements and documents. He is sophisticated in representing multi-national companies in contentious employment matters before labour arbitration tribunals and courts.


Martin’s key clients include various multinational enterprises, covering consulting, IT outsourcing, foods, electrical and electronic products, chemical products, aviation and cross-border trade sectors. Before joining Zhao Sheng as a managing associate, Martin was the legal counsel for two companies and an employment partner in a boutique Chinese law firm. Martin is a qualified lawyer in mainland China.

Martin’s representative experience includes:

>  advising a U.S. company on personnel transfer and integration due to the merger of two corporations involving over 400 employees in China

>  advising a famous French video game company on the negotiation for termination of employees due to dissolution and de-registration of a legal entity in China

>  advising a U.S. pharmacy company on the restructuring of its internal human resource management system and procedures

>  advising a leading U.S. consulting and outsourcing company on a social insurance compliance issue covering 3,000 employees

>  advising a famous luxury goods company on their negotiation with employees for termination of their employment contracts due to closure of a business unit

>  advising a leading luxury wine company on the human resource restructure of a sales team

>  advising a U.S. company on employment-related due diligence and the terms of a share purchase agreement for acquisition of a Chinese company

>  advising a U.S. company on a human resource outsourcing arrangement, and its dispute with a human resource service provider and outsourced staff

>  advising a U.S. food company on the misconduct of a general manager and negotiation for termination

>  representing a Greek company in a series of arbitrations and litigations involving the ex-general manager and his followers (ex-deputy general manager and other senior management personnel), where the claims amounted to RMB 12m

>  assisting a French company in the investigation and termination of a general manager in China for embezzlement, and representing the client in the labour dispute arbitration and subsequent litigation proceedings

>  advising a U.S. company on an investigation into employee conflict of interest and representing the client in interviewing employees and the subsequent negotiation for termination

Professional experience

2013 – 2020            TransAsia Lawyers, Partner

2007 – 2013            China International Intellectech (Shanghai) Corporation (CIIC), Legal Counsel

2004 – 2007            SunFaith China Ltd., Legal Counsel

Education

2015 – 2018            LLM, East China University of Political Science and Law

1999 – 2003            LLB, East China University of Political Science and Law

Languages

Mandarin, English