Nancy Lai

Nancy Lai

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Nancy Lai's practice primarily involves a wide range of tax services for international and domestic companies in various industries with respect to their inbound and outbound investment, including acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, and the establishment of distribution, sourcing and services operations, transfer pricing and tax dispute resolution. Ms. Lai is a member of the Firm's tax group. She has over 15 years’ experience in advising China tax issues.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Corporate and individual tax planning, structuring and consulting, including consultation on Enterprise Income Tax and turnover taxes structuring and analysis, tax due diligence review, transfer pricing and tax dispute resolution, local and expatriate employee compensation planning, etc.
  • Assistance in establishing and closing down foreign investment enterprises and representative offices in China 
  • Assisting multinational clients in China individual income tax analysis, tax planning and tax compliance filing on both compensation and stock option for their expatriate assignees

Professional Honors

  • Best in Tax - Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards (2019)
  • Leading Lawyer (Tax: PRC law (International Firms), China) - Chambers Asia Pacific (2017-2020)
  • Tax Controversy Leader in China - International Tax Review, Tax Controversy Leaders Guide (2014-2019)
  • Lawyer Star - Acritas (2018)
  • Women in Tax Leaders in China - International Tax Review (2015-2017)
  • Up and coming Lawyer (Tax: PRC law (International Firms), China) - Chambers Asia (2014-2016)
  • Euromoney's LMG Rising Stars 2015 (Expert Guides 2015)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York Bar Association


  • New York~United States (2004)


  • Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M.) (2003)
  • Peking University (LL.B.) (1987)


  • Chinese
  • English