Shirin Tang is a corporate partner based in Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office. She advises strategic and financial investors, fund sponsors and managers on M&A and private equity transactions across Southeast Asia, China and the U.S. Her practice spans the private equity real estate, technology/e-commerce, life sciences and consumer sectors. Ms. Tang has particular experience in club/consortium transactions and in counseling regional clients on investments in public and private companies in the U.S.
Ms. Tang was a lead partner on six transactions in excess of US$1 bn each executed solely or in large part out of the Firm's Singapore office in 2016/2017. She advised Global Logistic Properties Limited on its proposed US$11.64 bn privatization (reportedly the largest-ever private equity buyout of an Asian company, and awarded Deal of the Year in FinanceAsia’s 2017 Achievement Awards) as well as on all three of its ventures with leading global institutional investors to acquire assets in the U.S. She advised IndoSpace, India’s largest developer of modern industrial and logistics real estate, on the formation of IndoSpace Core, its $1.2 bn joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board which will focus on acquiring and developing modern logistics facilities in India.
Ms. Tang was included in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) "40 Under 40" list of outstanding Legal Practitioners in Asia in 2017. She is listed by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 as a leader in her field for Corporate/M&A: International (Singapore) and is named in the International Financial Law Review's Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms 2018 and the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018. She was also shortlisted as a "Rising Star: Corporate" in the 2014 & 2016 Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards.
Described by clients as a “standout lawyer” with “incredible judgment” and “the ability to balance legal risk and analysis against the commercial realities of a transaction”, Ms. Tang has built a strong reputation for complex and innovative transactions. Clients commend her “experienced and efficient” approach as well as her "business-minded", “proactive, articulate and detail-oriented manner”. Clients also say that she is “our go-to lawyer for high value, high impact transactions” that her "focus and clarity of thought has added value in the company decision making" and that it is “a great comfort to work with her.
Ms. Tang is committed to the advancement of women in the legal industry and serves on the Firm’s Women's Strategy Committee which spearheads the Firm's award-winning women's initiatives.
Ms. Tang received her LL.B. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She practiced in New York for over six years and is admitted to the bar in Singapore and New York.
Ms. Tang’s selected representations include acting as counsel for:
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