May-Si Hau, LL.M./MBL
Senior Associate, Geneva
T +41 58 552 00 57
May-Si Hau is a senior associate, responsible for the China Desk in Geneva and practicing in the firm’s corporate department. As a native Chinese speaking Swiss qualified attorney, she strengthens the commercial relationship between Switzerland and China.
May-Si Hau advises Swiss and international clients in M&A, Private Equity and restructuring transactions as well as in their activities relating to China. Furthermore, she assists Chinese individuals and companies when investing in Switzerland. Her experience in cross-border transactions enables her to anticipate and identify requirements and issues particularly in the Chinese environment.
In addition, May-Si Hau regularly advises clients in setting up a company and provides support in so-called corporate housekeeping and in corporate governance matters. Her activity also includes advice on commercial contracts as well as on relocation aspects to Switzerland.
Before joining MLL Legal, May-Si Hau graduated from the university of Lausanne, with specializations in business law and in litigation, magna cum laude. She continued with postgraduate studies with a Master of Advanced Studies (M.A.S.) in Business Law – LL.M./MBL, with high honours, from the Universities of Lausanne and of Geneva. May-Si Hau gained professional experience working as a junior legal counsel at Lonza. She joined a well renowned law firm based in Lausanne as a junior associate. She then worked as Ad hoc law clerk in the district courts in Lausanne and in Nyon, where she gained practical experience in civil proceedings. May-Si Hau is a native French and Cantonese speaker and is fluent in English and in German.
Education & Admission
- Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2014)
- Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, LL.M./MBL (2010)
- University of Lausanne, MLaw (2008)
Memberships and public offices
- Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
- Geneva Bar Association (OdaGe)
- Valais Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI-VS)
- Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI)
- Wallis Network
- Jeune Barreau Vaudois (JBVD)
- Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)
- Swiss-Hong Kong Business Association (SHKBA)
- Section Romande de la Société Suisse-Chine (SRSSC)
Find all publications by May-Si Hau on our website mll-legal.com.
China-Switzerland Stock ConnectPresentation at the SCCC Legal Chapter 2022 Forum: Chinese / Swiss Business Law in Zurich, 28 September 2022
Swiss Corporate Law Reform: Main ChangesMLL Newsportal, 30 August 2022
Réforme du droit de la société anonyme : aspects choisisMLL Newsportal, 30 July 2022
Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Proceedings in Switzerland and ChinaSpeakers at the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce Legal Chapter Webinar 2020, 25 June 2020