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Clare Mao

China Associate


Phone: 86-21-6103-2926
Fax: 86-21-6170-6226


Clare Mao is a China Associate in the Shanghai Office. Her practice focuses on internal investigations, regulatory compliance matters and cross-border dispute resolution in China.

Ms. Mao passed the bar in China in 2017, but does not hold a current practicing certificate.


  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, LL.M., 2021
  • Beijing Normal University, LL.B. & A., 2018



  • Representing a multinational business software corporation in internal investigations of its operations in Greater China in connection with whistleblower allegations, bribery and corruption, revenue recognition, and suspected fraudulent practices.
  • Conducted internal investigations for a leading investment fund into embezzlement, improper payments, and other financial integrity issues in connection with the fund’s portfolio company.
  • Conducted a series of internal investigations on behalf of several global biopharmaceutical companies for its mainland China operations involving improper payments, books and records violations, and other compliance-related issues.
  • Participated in compliance monitoring programs for a leading investment fund concerning its equity investment in several portfolio companies in the healthcare industry.

Dispute Resolution

  • Representing a private equity real estate fund in parallel HKIAC and CIETAC arbitrations arising out of a PRC-foreign real estate joint venture dispute in excess of US$200 million.
  • Represented a private equity fund in a HKIAC arbitration arising out of its acquisition of a leading software company in China from a U.S.-listed conglomerate.

Practice Areas

Investigations and White Collar Defense




Shanghai Jiao Tong University, LL.M. 2021
Beijing Normal University, B.A./LL.B. 2018

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