Shanghai Pacific Legal (“the Firm”) expands new service offerings in labour and corporate law with the hiring of partners Bin Qi and Benson Tang respectively.

Bin, who joined from Xin Bai law firm as its managing partner, will lead the labour law practice of the Firm. He has over two decades of experience in China-related labour law services, and was intimately involved in the drafting of the first PRC Labour Law when he was in the Bureau of Policy and Regulations of the PRC Ministry of Labour early in his career.

Bin has acted for a number of foreign invested enterprises in resolving and settling major labour disputes in China. He represents clients in disputes ranging from personnel hiring, retention and dismissal, to remuneration, workforce reduction, collective bargaining, trade union compliance, and labour strikes.

Benson focuses on Chinese corporate and commercial law and will lead the Firm’s expansion into corporate services. Benson joined from the Shanghai office of Jincheng Tongda & Neal, where he was a senior partner.

Over the past 25 years, Benson has represented multinational corporates and domestic companies across a wide range of industry sectors in a number of joint venture, acquisition, disposal and restructuring transactions in China.

Frank Liu, Head of Shanghai Pacific Legal, commented: “Since late 2020, the Firm has been growing in size and service offerings. The arrival of both partners plays an important role in the Firm’s ongoing strategic development, and will significantly further enhance our ability to provide clients with robust and multi-disciplinary PRC law advice.”

Bin commented: “I am excited to join Shanghai Pacific Legal to lead its labour law practice. I hope to leverage my experience to provide our clients with a competitive labour law offering in China. ”

Benson commented: “Shanghai Pacific Legal is a firm on the rise in terms of business and repute. I look forward very much to working with our team and capitalising on my experience to better support our clients on their corporate transactions in China.”


Head of Shanghai Pacific Legal, Partner, Intellectual property, Antitrust and competition
Partner, Labour
Partner, Corporate and M&A