Shirin Tang is a corporate partner based in Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office. She advises strategic and financial investors, fund sponsors, GPs 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 counseling regional clients on investments in public and private companies in the U.S.
Ms. Tang was a lead partner on three transactions in excess of US$1 bn each executed solely or in large part out of the Firm's Singapore office in 2014/2015, including Global Logistic Properties Limited's $8.1 bn acquisition, together with GIC, of one of the largest U.S. logistics platforms from The Blackstone Group and the related formation of GLP's first U.S. fund with global institutional investors. This deal was awarded the M&A Deal of the Year by The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2015, Asian-MENA Counsel Deal of the Year 2015 and Global Deal of the Year and North America Deal of the Year by the 2014 Global PERE (Private Equity Real Estate) Awards.
Ms. Tang 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 2017 and the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017. She has also been shortlisted as a "Rising Star: Corporate" in the 2014 & 2016 Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards. Clients commend her “business-minded”, “proactive, articulate and detail-oriented manner”, “ability to ask the right questions” and “great credentials”, and say that she is “always available”, “very responsive and very experienced”, 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 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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