Sophie Mao

Sophie Mao

Senior Lawyer

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Practice Areas

  • Business Structuring
  • Capital Raising
  • Corporate and Commercial

Sophie is a Senior Lawyer in LegalVision’s Corporate Advisory, Business Structuring and Capital Raising teams.

Sophie has assisted a large number of startups with their legal needs, including setting up the right business structure and implementing employee equity plans. She specialises in capital raising and advises startups and investors (including VCs) on raising capital via SAFEs, convertible notes, loans and straight equity.

In her spare time, Sophie enjoys testing out new recipes and going on long walks with her dog.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University.

Expertise

Business Structuring

Assisting clients to set up the right business structure.

Corporate and Commercial

Assisting clients to establish appropriate corporate governance documents including shareholders agreements and employee equity plans.

Startups

Providing end-to-end guidance to startups and investors with capital raising deals.

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  • 2019 Top 25 Startups - LinkedIn 2019 Top 25 Startups - LinkedIn
  • 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation – Finalist – Australasian Law Awards 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Employer of Choice – Winner – Australasian Lawyer 2020 Employer of Choice Winner – Australasian Lawyer
  • 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Law Firm of the Year Finalist - Australasian Law Awards 2020 Law Firm of the Year Finalist - Australasian Law Awards