Vivian Mao is a senior manager on the Business Advisory Service team at Dezan Shira & Associates' Shanghai office. She provides foreign entities entering China with comprehensive investment and management advice. Her work often includes legal advisory on investment structure, incorporation, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, contract drafting and review, labor law, work permits and residence permits for expatriates and intellectual property.
Prior to joining Dezan Shira & Associates, Vivian started her career with an international law firm in 2005, worked as an in-house legal counsel for a major Singapore-listed company from 2008 to 2011, and then joined a multinational consulting firm, heading the Corporate Advisory Department.
With more than 10 years of legal practice, Vivian is experienced in incorporation, corporate compliance, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, legal due diligence, project investment, international trade, offshore investment, intellectual property, labor law, contract review and drafting, dispute settlement, arbitration and litigation. She has also led several anti-corruption investigation projects for multinational companies.
Vivian has a degree in International Economic Law from East China University of Political Science and Law, she also holds the Certificate of Lawyer’s Qualification.