Elfie Wang is a senior associate in the corporate team of Mayer Brown's Shanghai office. Her practice is focused in the areas of foreign direct investment, M&A, restructuring & divestment, employment, and general cooperate matters. She has experience in advising clients in various industries such as retail, food, manufacturing, logistics and so forth. 

She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and German.

Spoken Languages

  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese
  • English
  • German


  • Advised a NASDAQ listed pharmacy retail group on its investment into a state-owned Chinese leading pharmacy retail group.
  • Advised a NYSE listed fashion company in restructuring its Chinese retail business, and provided advice on its distribution and e-commerce business.
  • Advised an Italian luxury brand on buying back its distribution and retail channel in China through assets acquisition.
  • Advised a US optical company in buying back its sourcing and supply channel in mainland China and Hong Kong.
  • Advised a large Australia investment group in (i) divesting from a trust company in Shanghai; (ii) investing into a Pizza diner and delivery business in China and subsequent contemplated equity financing.
  • Advised an Australia seafood company on its entry into the Chinese market, including the establishment of its e-commence channels, related logistics arrangement, and providing advices on regulatory matters.
  • Advised a Korean cafe brand on re-structuring its franchise arrangement, including termination of previous franchise and establishing direct franchise arrangement.
  • Advised a US chocolate brand on establishing its cafe business through its business partner in China.
  • Advised a UK precise instrument company on (i) its strategic cooperation with a Chinese academic institution; and (ii) carve-out of its industrial analysis business unit from its PRC subsidiary for a subsequent global sale.
  • Advised a large German industrial group on carve out of starter and generator business unit from its PRC subsidiaries and JV for a subsequent global sale.
  • Advised a US high-tech coating company on (i) its establishment of its project companies, negotiating contracts for difference projects and providing relevant compliance advise; (ii) the PRC related matters for its acquisition of another UK-based coating company.
  • Advised a large Indian logistics group on its acquisitions of (i) a PRC logistic companies; and (ii) an international freight forwarding company.
  • Advised a German precise instrument company in (i) establishing its subsidiary in China and related general corporate matters; (ii) restructuring its Chinese subsidiary to establish a joint venture structure with a Japanese company.
  • Advised a Spanish auto parts company in settling dispute with its JV partner and divesting from its JV in Ningbo.
  • Advised a UK auto parts company in dealing with potential dispute with its JV partner and divesting from its JV in Kunshan.


Fudan University, JM

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
First Major: German
Second Major: Law


  • PRC