The Legal 500 has named Ken Siegel, Gary Smith, Shirin Tang, Stanley Yukevich, and Jeremy White on its inaugural M&A Powerlist: Asia Pacific 2024. The Powerlist recognizes the leading practitioners working in M&A in the region, based on research conducted by its team and recommendations from clients and peers based on the quality of their advice and service.
Ken Siegel is the head of the MoFo’s 50 lawyer Tokyo-based M&A team. His practice focuses on the representation of high-tech companies in acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Ken is consistently ranked as one of the leading U.S. lawyers in Japan. Among other notable accomplishments, he is the only lawyer to be ranked as a Star Individual for M&A in Japan (the level above Band 1) by Chambers Global for thirteen consecutive years (2011–2023 editions); he was also ranked in the Band 1 category for the prior decade.
Tokyo partner Gary Smith has 30 years of experience advising clients on cross-border M&A and financing transactions. He has particular experience in the life sciences, tech, and media industries, where he has led numerous inbound and outbound buyouts, joint ventures, and minority investments. Gary has advised clients on acquisitions in India, China, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and other parts of Southeast Asia, as well as in Europe and the United States. Gary is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in Japan by independent guides to the legal profession, including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and IFLR.
Singapore managing partner Shirin Tang has 22 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions across Asia and globally. She handles complex and innovative transactions, including capital raising platforms, joint ventures and club deals, portfolio restructurings, and exits. Her practice spans the institutional real estate, technology and e-commerce, life sciences, and consumer sectors. She is ranked as both Highly Regarded as well as a Woman Leader in Private Equity/M&A by IFLR1000 and was recently named 2024 M&A Lawyer of the Year (Singapore) by Best Lawyers. In addition, she is recognized as a Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A in Singapore by Chambers Global, The Legal 500, and a Global Leader and a National Leader (Southeast Asia) in M&A by Who’s Who Legal.
Tokyo partner Stan Yukevich is a corporate partner based in the firm’s Tokyo office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, private equity and venture capital investments, and general corporate representation and counseling. Stan works with clients across a range of industries and has significant experience with technology companies. Stan is recommended as a Leading Lawyer for M&A in Japan by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, and IFLR1000. He is also listed in the Hall of Fame for Japan: Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and is recognized by the Japan edition of Best Lawyers.
Global co-chair of MoFo’s M&A practice, Tokyo-based Jeremy White focuses his practice on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, disposals, spinouts, and joint ventures. His practice covers a wide range of matters from alliances between multinationals to greenfield corporate and venture investments. Jeremy is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in Japan by independent guides to the legal profession, including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, and IFLR.
Visit The Legal 500’s website to view the full list of individuals recognized on the M&A Powerlist: Asia Pacific 2024.