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Thomas T.H. Chou

Chou, Thomas T.H.


Hong Kong, 852 25850848


University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1995)
Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D., 1998)

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Thomas Chou is a partner in Morrison & Foerster LLP’s worldwide partnership, based in our Hong Kong office. Mr. Chou chairs the firm’s leading China private equity practice, which is consistently ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific. Mr. Chou is also a leader in the firm’s China M&A group, which is ranked in China: Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016.

Mr. Chou has an active corporate practice, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (inbound and outbound), joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and debt financings and corporate restructurings. His clients include global private equity and venture capital investors, emerging growth companies, multinational corporations and Chinese state-owned enterprises in the healthcare, TMT, clean technology, consumer, and financial services industries.

Mr. Chou is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital by major independent lawyer ranking organizations, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000. Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 notes that he is “…particularly active on investments in life sciences and technology…”

Mr. Chou frequently speaks on current topics in M&A, private equity and venture capital for organizations such as the American Bar Association, Asia America MultiTechnology Association, Asian Venture Capital Journal, China Venture Capital Association, Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, and Mergermarket.