Shirin Tang is a corporate partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office. She practiced in New York for over six years and has advised extensively on multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions involving Southeast Asia, China and the U.S.
Ms. Tang advises strategic and financial investors, financial advisors and special committees of independent directors in connection with sales of public and private companies and divisions thereof, asset sales, strategic joint ventures and private equity transactions. Her practice spans a number of sectors, including real estate, life sciences, consumer and telecoms, media and technology. Ms. Tang has particular experience in counseling regional clients on investments in public and private companies in the U.S., including in relation to compliance with the relevant U.S. securities laws.
Ms. Tang was one of the lead partners on three out of four transactions in excess of US$1 billion each that were executed solely or in large part out of our Singapore office in 2015. She advised Global Logistic Properties Limited, the leading global provider of modern logistics facilities, on its acquisition, together with GIC (the Singapore sovereign wealth fund), of one of the largest logistics platforms in the United States for US$8.1 billion from The Blackstone Group. This deal was awarded Global Deal of the Year and North America Deal of the Year by the 2014 Global PERE (Private Equity Real Estate) Awards and recently won the M&A Deal of the Year by The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2015.
Ms. Tang is listed by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 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 and the Asia-Pacific Legal 500. She has also been shortlisted as a "Rising Star: Corporate" in the 2014 Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards. Clients have commended her “business-minded”, “proactive, articulate and detail-oriented manner”, “ability to ask the right questions”, and “great credentials” and have said that she is “always available”, “very responsive and very experienced” and that it is “a great comfort to work with her.”
Ms. Tang received her LL.B. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She is admitted in Singapore and New York.
Ms. Tang’s selected representations include acting as counsel for:
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