Vivian Mao is a Partner at Dezan Shira & Associates where the firm has been handling foreign investment since 1992 and now has 12 offices in country including Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Suzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Dongguan and Shenzhen. The firm also has an office in Hong Kong.
Vivian provides foreign entities entering China with comprehensive investment and management advice, and guides investors through the process of business plan, establishment, operational issues, and re-structuring.
Vivian joined Dezan Shira & Associates in 2015 and has led our Business Advisory Service team for more than 5 years. Her work 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 14 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 law degree in International Economic Law from East China University of Political Science and Law, holds the Certificate of Lawyer’s Qualification and is a member of International Bar Association. Apart from her strong knowledge and experiences in the legal and Human Resources fields, she possesses a comprehensive understanding of the key tax and accounting topics relating to foreign direct investment in China.