Morrison & Foerster Secures Seven Shortlist Nominations in Six Categories in ALM’s Asia Legal Awards 2019

02/20/2019

Stuart S. Beraha, Noah Carr, Dale E. Caldwell, Marcia Ellis, Eric J. Piesner, Kenneth A. Siegel, Masahiro Shiga, Ivan G. Smallwood, and Louise C. Stoupe

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Morrison & Foerster announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for six Deal Awards and one Individual Award in ALM’s Asia Legal Awards 2019. The firm was nominated for excellence in legal services in the following five deal categories:

  • Deal Awards, M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia (sale of Toshiba Memory Corp.)
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia (Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business)
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year (Ant Financial's Series C financing)
  • Energy and Infrastructure Project of the Year (DT Energy’s acquisition of solar power projects)
  • TMT Deal of the Year (Alibaba’s acquisition of Ele.me; and Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business)

Additionally, Marcia Ellis, co-head of Morrison & Foerster’s Asia Private Equity practice and a member of the firm’s global board of directors, was shortlisted in the Individual Awards category for M&A Lawyer of the Year. Ms. Ellis is one of the most experienced M&A lawyers active in the Asian market, having practiced in Asia for 22 years. Ms. Ellis’s practice focuses on M&A and private equity transactions across Asia and beyond. In the past 12 months alone, she has advised clients on deals the aggregate value of which is well in excess of US$75 billion.

“We are proud that our clients trust us to advise them on their market-shaping deals and transactions,” said Morrison & Foerster Asia Managing Partner Eric Piesner. “This recognition is a testament to the skills of our exceptionally talented legal team in Asia and our ability to guide clients through their most complex and high impact legal work in the region and beyond.”

Considered one of Asia’s most renowned ceremonies for the legal elite, the Asia Legal Awards honor the best work in the region. Covering a number of relevant practice areas and disciplines, the awards seek to identify the most important transactions and cases with the most complex and outstanding legal work in Asia.

For more information about the ALM Asia Legal Awards, visit this link.

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