Sophia Bai

Senior Associate

Sophia is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience in M&A transactions and general corporate work.

She has advised on cross-border acquisitions/disposals, investments, JVs, private equity, financing and restructuring matters.

Sophia has worked for leading firms in Sydney and Hong Kong and has attended the University of Sydney and completed a short term program at Peking University Law School. Her former firm experience includes advising numerous international and Chinese clients on their international transactions focusing on Australia and Hong Kong. Sophia is a fluent speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese.


Representative matters

Advising Orchid Project on multi-jurisdictional legal comparison project to end FGM.

Advised Future Science Prize on ongoing corporate governance matters, including donation agreements, endowment arrangements and charitable entity status in Hong Kong.

Pro bono




Admitted as a Solicitor (Hong Kong), 2020

Admitted as a Solicitor (New South Wales), 2014

Admitted as a Solicitor (High Court of Australia), 2014


Short-term Program in Chinese Law, Peking University, 2013

Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences and LLB (Honours), The University of Sydney, 2012


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.