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 seven 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 GLP Pte. Ltd (formerly Global Logistic Properties Limited) on its US$11.64 bn privatization (reportedly the largest-ever private equity buyout of an Asian company, and awarded M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia in The Asia Legal Awards 2018, Deal of the Year, Asia in the 2017 Global PERE Awards and 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 named by Asian Legal Business to its “Top 40 Under 40” list of outstanding private practice lawyers and in-house counsel in Asia for 2017. She is listed by Chambers Global 2018 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 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 has also been shortlisted as a “Rising Star: Corporate” in the 2014 & 2016 Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards.
Clients say that “Shirin is our go-to lawyer for high value, high impact transactions” and that “[h]aving her on our side of the table during the more contentious parts of the negotiations allowed us...to push back on a much larger counter party, gaining concessions while keeping the deal intact.” They call her “a stand out attorney” who “is able to balance legal analysis against the commercial realities of our transactions and shows incredible judgment in determining the appropriate balance.” They commend her “experienced and efficient” approach as well as her “proactive, articulate and detail-oriented manner” and say that her “focus and clarity of thought has added value in the company decision making” and 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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