Nancy Ao specialises in construction law and advises on both contentious and transactional matters, with a focus on disputes and project life advice. She has considerable experience advising Chinese construction companies undertaking projects overseas and international contractors doing business in China. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Nancy is dual qualified in China and England and Wales. She has worked in Pinsent Masons’ Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and Beijing offices over the years. Nancy speaks native Mandarin and is fluent in English.
- LLB – East China Normal University
- LLM -East China University of Politics and Law
Without clients, we do not exist.
Our biased view is that legal services at all times should underpin the clients’ needs and business objectives. We are dedicated to tipping the scales in your favour. Making sure you win – whether that’s in Court or in your marketplace.
Helping you achieve transformational change
We guide a diverse range of multi-national clients through transformational change. So when you need to know whether to press ahead with major change, we’ll give you an answer, not a 15-page note. Our lawyers don’t need to sit on the fence. They know the answer and they’ll tell you.
You’ll get the best advice on project structuring and procurement to attract the best bids, achieve value for money, and ensure your project is delivered on time. We’ll give you the edge if you’re bidding.
When you’re buying, selling or investing, we’ll help you finance for growth and create value. This includes introducing you to influential and helpful funders. When you’re closing the deal, we’ll be fighting in your corner with you.
Should relationships with your customers, suppliers or business partners not go as well as planned, our substantial litigation team is on hand to help you resolve matters and protect your business interests – through mediation, arbitration and the Courts.
In the minefield that is today’s regulatory environment, we’re out in front of you, assisting you in sorting out the risks from the opportunities.
Consistency and innovation in your day-to-day business development
We’re constantly monitoring your sector. So in matters like corporate governance issues and pensions, you can rely on us to get things consistently right. You’ll benefit from our accumulated research into your sector and regulatory environment.
If you have a multi-jurisdictional matter to deal with, you’ll benefit from our international reach. We share our knowledge with clients on a continual basis through regular reporting, seminars, bespoke in-house training, and public courses.
When you’re looking to save money (who isn’t?), we lead the field in cost-cutting innovation.