Shirin Tang

Managing Partner, Singapore at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Shirin Tang

Shirin Tang

Managing Partner, Singapore at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Biography

“ The greatest fulfilment in my career is when I’m able to help clients find a balance between commercial realities and legal analysis to achieve their strategic objectives. I get a real thrill out of understanding what truly motivates the critical stakeholders and being able to anticipate the operational and financial consequences of each key decision.

Shirin has over 16 years of experience in private equity and M&A transactions in the United States, Southeast Asia and China and has a strong market reputation for complex and innovative transactions, with a particular focus on club/consortium transactions. Over the past few years, Shirin has led a number of award-winning transactions, with deal values in excess of US$1 billion each and US$30 billion in total.

Clients describe Shirin as “a standout attorney” and their “go-to lawyer for high value, high impact transactions,” noting that, “having 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.”

In recognition of her ability to add real value to clients’ businesses, Asian Legal Business named Shirin one of their “40 Under 40” most outstanding private practice lawyers and in-house counsel in Asia in 2017 and Southeast Asia Woman Lawyer of the Year in 2018. She is also listed in Asia Business Law Journal's 2019 A List for Singapore.

In addition to her practice, Shirin serves as Managing Partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office. She is also an active member on Morrison & Foerster’s Women’s Strategy Committee, which leads the Firm’s award-winning initiatives for its women lawyers.

Representative Transactions

* A global strategic investor in its significant Series F investment in Gojek, a major Southeast Asia ride-hailing player valued in excess of US$10 billion.
* A leading Asian institutional investor in its ongoing investments in Grab Inc., a popular ride-hailing “Super App” in Southeast Asia valued at over US$14 billion.
* GLP Pte. Ltd. in its US$11.64 billion privatization, reported to be the largest-ever private equity buyout of an Asian company by enterprise value. The transaction won multiple awards, including Asian Legal Business’s SE Asia Law Awards 2018: M&A Deal of the Year (Premium); The Asian Lawyer’s Asia Legal Awards 2018: M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia; 2017 Global PERE Awards: Deal of the Year, Asia; and FinanceAsia’s 2017 Deal of the Year and Best Leveraged Finance Deal.
* Japan Tobacco International on its acquisition of the assets related to the tobacco business of Mighty Corporation for a total of US$936 million. This is one of the largest M&A deals by value in the Philippines in 2017.
* IndoSpace on the formation of IndoSpace Core, its US$1.2 billion joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which will focus on acquiring and developing modern logistics facilities in India.

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Managing Partner, Singapore at Morrison & Foerster LLP
Career History
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Prior - 2014

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Managing Partner, Singapore
2014 - Current

Morrison & Foerster is a firm of exceptional credentials. Their name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that they do. They are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

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Global Logistic Properties Ltd., Western Logistics LLC purchase Industrial Income Trust, Inc.

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GIC Pte Ltd., Global Logistic Properties Ltd. purchase IndCor Properties, Inc. from The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Tencent Holdings Ltd. purchases Sogou, Inc. from Sohu.com, Inc.

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