Samantha Fong

Partner | Head of Hong Kong and North Asia

China, Hong Kong

  • Banking and financial services
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Law firms
  • Company secretarial
  • Compliance
  • In-house
  • Law firms
  • Risk
  • Partner

Samantha is a partner based in our Hong Kong office leading our North Asia business. Her track record spans associate, counsel and partner moves in the region. She leads our team of private practice, in-house legal, compliance and risk recruiters for Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. Since joining Taylor Root in 2016, Samantha has been recognised as one of our top performers. Samantha double-majored in government and laws at the University of Hong Kong and worked at a number of international law firms before embarking on a career in legal recruitment. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  

samantha’s Insights

  • Market update

The evolution of desirables

  • Posted September 13, 2021
After the year we have all had, it comes as no surprise that many of our perspectives and priorities in life have evolved. This is not limited to our personal lives; as recruiters, we have seen a real change in what both job seekers and companies looking to hire consider as desirables. From a candidate’s […]
  • Moving jobs

Six ways a legal recruiter can add value to your job search

  • Posted April 13, 2020
With the help of technology, we have seen the process of the job search dramatically change over the last decade. Technology has significantly reduced the time, knowledge and research needed for applying to a vacancy. In 2020, you can directly apply to a job easily by simply uploading your CV on social media or job […]
  • In-house

Making that move in-house

  • Posted March 13, 2020
The Hong Kong and mainland China legal market is rapidly changing. We are seeing even more international and Chinese law firms starting to build up and expand their local corporate businesses. At the same time, however, firms are in more competition than ever with established international banks to attract overseas business from their Chinese clients […]
  • CV and interview tips

What Type of Interviewee Are You?

  • Posted January 13, 2020
Interviews can either be an opportunity to shout about what you are good at or an anxiety filled nerve wrecking experience where everything you KNOW you KNOW disappears and you are left stumbling over your words and panicking about your answers. Whilst most people will never truly be comfortable in an interview environment, there are […]
  • DEI

Women in law leading the way – Jaclyn Jhin

  • Posted March 13, 2019
Taylor Root is proud to be supporting International Women’s Day 2019. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We would like to join the discussion and be part of International Women’s Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter campaign on the 8th March by interviewing inspiring women we work with. Lauren Pang interviews […]
  • DEI

Women in law leading the way – Kate Fewings

  • Posted September 13, 2018
Lauren Pang interviews Kate Fewings, Managing Director and Regional General Counsel Citi Asia Pacific. Kate joined Citi in 2004 in Hong Kong covering the Institutional Clients Group. In 2014, she was appointed General Counsel for Australia and New Zealand, relocating to Australia, and in 2017, she was appointed as the Regional General Counsel for the […]
  • DEI

Women in law leading the way – Wanda Tung

  • Posted March 13, 2018
Taylor Root is proud to be supporting International Women’s Day 2018. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Whilst we all know that gender parity within the workplace has improved over the past decades, we all also know that there is still a long way to go. We would […]
  • CV and interview tips

Why you should never accept a counter offer

  • Posted November 13, 2017
So you’ve made up your mind to move on from your current employer. After going through a hiring process over the last couple of weeks or even months and after careful consideration and discussions with your family, you happily accept their offer and finally tender your resignation. All is well until your boss, out of […]
  • In-house

Moving in-house: when is the right time?

  • Posted July 13, 2017
When is the right time to move in-house? This is a frequently asked question and a significant decision to be made by any lawyers who are considering a move in-house. One of the main reasons you might make the switch and move in-house is the difference in lifestyle. Life in private practice (especially for corporate lawyers) is a […]