Wallace Bao

Wallace Bao

New York P +1 (212) 415-9350 F +1 (212) 898-1123


Wallace helps clients achieve their business goals through mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and advice on corporate governance.

Wallace is an associate in the Corporate group where he combines his legal skills and business background to help clients achieve their business goals.

Before joining Dorsey, Wallace practiced in two leading international law firms in New York and Beijing for over four years, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and general corporate matters. Prior to that, Wallace managed the implementation of strategic acquisition and divestiture projects in China and Asia for four years for a multinational company. Wallace’s clients have included Chinese, American and European entities. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Education & Admissions

Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2015), James Kent Scholar

Beijing University School of Law, Beijing, China (Juris Master, 2013)

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (MBA in Finance (coursework completed), 2013)

Beijing Foreign Studies University (M.A., English Literature, 1999)

Beijing Foreign Studies University (B.A., English, 1996), Honors


  • New York


  • English, Mandarin


Representative Experience

  • Representing a leading Chinese investment conglomerate in connection with its proposed acquisition of a portfolio of real properties in the United States
  • Representing a leading contract sales organization in China in connection with its proposed acquisition of certain pharmaceutical product rights in China from a multinational pharmaceutical company
  • Representing the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Voltari Corporation in connection with its exploration of the company’s strategic alternatives 
  • Represented a leading non-profit biomedical research organization in the United States in connection with its proposed joint venture and collaborative research initiatives with business partners and universities in China 
  • Represented multiple private schools in the United States in connection with partnership initiatives with private schools and investors in China
  • Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. in connection with the sale of its Aruba assets immediately prior to the acquisition of the company by Eldorado Resorts, Inc.   
  • Represented a publicly traded Chinese company in connection with its participation in the Series C financing of a U.S.-based technology company through a Hong Kong subsidiary and the subsequent redomestication of this company from Delaware to Singapore
  • Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Cadus Corporation in connection with the company’s going-private transaction with an affiliate of its controlling stockholders
  • Represented a Chinese public company in its proposed acquisition of the U.S. subsidiary of a French company through the final round of an auction process
  • Represented certain shareholders of a Minnesota-based U.S. private company in the proposed sale of their controlling interests in the company to a Chinese public company
  • Represented China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. in its pending acquisition of Genworth Financial, Inc., an NYSE-listed insurance company
  • Represented Vornado Realty Trust in the pending spin-off of its Washington D.C. business and the combination of the spun-off company with the management business and certain real estate assets of The JBG Companies
  • Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch in its capacity as financial adviser to the buyer in connection with four public M&A transactions
  • Represented Eastman Kodak Company in the sale of its Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses in four Chinese legal entities to KPP Trustees Ltd., trustee of the UK Kodak Pension Plan, as part of its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Represented a leading U.S. mine safety equipment manufacturer in the sale of its minority interest in a Chinese joint venture company, and restructuring its IP license, trademark license and supply relationships with the resultant Chinese entity
  • Represented a leading U.S. construction equipment manufacturer in the restructuring of its equity interest holding in a joint venture in Sichuan, China through five rounds of recapitalizations
  • Represented a leading U.S. construction equipment manufacturer in the establishment of a joint venture with a private Chinese company in Liaoning, China, and in subsequently terminating the joint venture
  • Represented a leading U.S. construction equipment manufacturer in the buyout of its minority Chinese partner in a joint venture in Shandong, China, and in a related entrusted loan from the Chinese partner to the client
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