Ms. Sharon Ma has practised law for 17 years. Previously she worked in State-owned enterprises. She possesses qualifications for acting as independent director of listed companies. Ms. Ma has extensive experience in advising many renowned domestic enterprises on market entry strategy, corporate restructuring, M&A, etc. in a wide range of industries including energy and chemical industry, infrastructure, general industrial product manufacturing and sales, real estate, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical R&D, automotive industry, commercial enterprises, service industry, etc. She provides inter-disciplinary advice involving both legal and tax issues thanks to her expertise on both areas. She has provided litigation and non-litigious legal services to many large and medium-sized enterprises relating to investment and financing M&A and general corporate matters when acting as regular legal counsel or specially appointed agent ad litem. She has particularly profound knowledge and rich practical experience in the area of finance and tax. She provides tax planning for fund management companies, investment companies and other large and medium-sized enterprises for their routine business operation, investment and financing, etc. relying on her thorough and deep understanding of China’s tax law and tax collection and management system, the advantages fund and asset management organizations have over other organizations in tax context, and the differences in tax preferential treatments in different regions in China. In addition to her relentless pursuit of professional excellence, Ms. Ma also has a strong sense of responsibility to society and has participated in public welfare activities on many occasions. For example, in the series of cases arising from collapse of the dam of a mine owned by Xinyi Zijin Mining Company, she was a key member of the legal service team and her outstanding performance and services for public welfare received compliments from the general public and the judicial body. Ms. Ma has provided effective and solution-oriented legal advice to clients with her dedication and hard work for many years, and by relying on the complete national service network and her deep understanding of the law and market leading information, which brings her high recognition and praise from clients.
Legal counsel for State-owned enterprises, corporate legal issues, legal counsel for government department, investment and financing, M&A, real estate and construction, fiscal and tax legal issues, civil and commercial litigation.
Member on the Panel of Arbitrator of Guangzhou Arbitration Commission since June 2014
Director of Tax Law Committee of Guangdong Lawyers Association since March 2017
Director of Civil Law Committee of Guangzhou Lawyers Association since March 2017
Member of Executive Council, Lawyers Division, Guangzhou New Social Class Association since August 2017
Member of Executive Council of Guangzhou Lawyers Association since May 2016
Specially Invited Mediator of the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, the People's Court of Nansha District, Guangdong Free Trade Zone since September 2019
Specially Invited Mediator of the Commercial Mediation Center of the People’s Court of Nansha District, Guangdong Free Trade Zone, from September 2016 to September 2018
Honors & Awards
2018 Law Committee Director Excellence Award by Guangzhou Lawyers Association, May 2019
2014 Outstanding Member awarded by Guangdong Lawyers Association, March 2016
2014 Outstanding Member awarded by Guangdong Lawyers Association, March 2015
Second Prize in Theoretical Studies, 2012 awarded by Guangzhou Lawyers Association, May 2013