The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Living Wage
Work 020 3321 7000
Fax 020 7404 5982
London, New York

Sharon Tan

Work +44 20 3321 6091
Mishcon de Reya LLP

Work Department



Sharon is a Partner in the Employment department with significant experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.

She brings a commercial and strategic approach to the increasing array of employment issues that clients face, and is adept at handling matters ranging from executive contract negotiations/exit arrangements, business restructurings and redundancies to Remuneration Code issues and the operation of forfeiture provisions (malus and claw-back).

Sharon has particular expertise in complex, high-value Employment Tribunal disputes, and High Court litigation, including team moves and the enforcement of restrictive covenants, as well as bonus, discrimination and whistleblowing claims. She has advised LLPs on partnership matters and is well-versed in the issues that affect their members. She also has a breadth of experience advising on the employment aspects of domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, and in managing international projects involving complex legal issues and sensitive business considerations. 

Her client base spans multiple business sectors and includes financial and private equity institutions, manufacturers, insurers, sporting organisations, charitable foundations and online businesses. Clients range from well-known global brands and internationally listed organisations to entrepreneurial businesses.

Sharon is also one of only two employment lawyers to be named in The Lawyer Hot 100 2016 and has been recognised by Who's Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2016 as a leading practitioner in the employment law field.

She speaks regularly at employment law seminars and conferences and is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.

Sharon also advises on data privacy and data security laws, and the creation and deployment of data privacy programmes, with a particular focus on the applicability of such laws to the personal data of employees.


Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP; Partner, McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP; Associate, McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP; Associate, Allen & Overy LLP; Trainee, Allen & Overy LLP


Employment Lawyers Association

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Mishcon de Reya LLP fields 'one of the strongest teams in the market' that is 'now well established at the highest level for both employer and senior executive work'. Key names include team head Daniel Naftalin, who 'achieves spectacular results'; Joanna Blackburn, who is 'incredibly talented and extremely clever'; Sharon Tan, who is 'technically brilliant and has an incredible work ethic'; the 'highly commercial' Greg Campbell, the 'excellent' Sarah Keeble, and Jennifer Millins and newly promoted partner Susannah Kintish, who are 'undeniably stars of the future'. The firm is considered to have 'the standout group for employment litigation'; recent highlights include defending Pimlico Plumbers in a gig economy case, acting for various senior broadcast journalists at the BBC including China Editor Carrie Gracie in equal pay and discrimination claims and representing Tradition in a High Court claim involving allegations of breach of contract, breaches of the equitable duty of confidence and conspiracy to cause unlawful damage. Kering, Warner Music Group, Expedia, Christian Louboutin UK and Harrods are also clients. David Cummings, who advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, joined as a partner in October 2018 after 11 years at Allen & Overy LLP.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Mishcon de Reya LLP

  • 400,000,000 Facebook fans can’t be wrong

    The way we use the internet haschanged. It is no longer merely a digital reference library. As the internet has grown and the amount of information available has expanded, people have developed a new way of accessing this information in a way that is relevant to them. The ‘new’ internet, or ‘Web 2.0’, is a network of relationships where users interact and share knowledge with each other. Virtual friends become the custodians of knowledge, recommending products and services through their blogs and on other social media sites. By seeing what your like-minded friends find interesting, you are better able to decide what information you wish to ‘consume’.
    - Mishcon de Reya

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to