Sophie Mao

Sophie Mao

Senior Lawyer

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Practice Areas

  • Business Structuring
  • Capital Raising
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Startups

Sophie is a Senior Lawyer in LegalVision’s Corporate Advisory, Business Structuring and Capital Raising teams. She has particular expertise in business structuring and corporate transactions. Sophie has assisted a large number of startups with their legal needs, including setting up the right business structure and implementing employee equity plans.

Sophie 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.

Professional memberships: Law Society of New South Wales.


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.


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

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Our Awards

  • 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Employer of Choice Winner – Australasian Lawyer
  • 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review
  • 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • 2019 Most Innovative Firm - Australasian Lawyer