Morrison & Foerster

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices in the world’s key financial and technology centers, Morrison & Foerster’s world-class international practice is well-positioned to serve clients across the rapidly expanding global economy. We have an exceptionally strong Asia platform with an expansive reach of over 200 lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

Morrison & Foerster’s  Asia Private Equity Practice

Having recently been credited as 2018 Deal Firm of the Year by ALB Hong Kong Law Awards and advisor to the Private Equity Deal of the Year by China Law & Practice Awards, M&A Deal of the Year for North Asia by The Asian Lawyer as well as M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) by ALB Southeast Asia Awards, we have by far the most active Private Equity and M&A practice in the Asia Pacific. Clients praise us for “highly responsive, very detail-minded and provide sensible advice” that truly understands “the commerciality needed in private equity deals.” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2019)

Our team is unrivaled and recognized for its depth and breadth of experience handling complex high profile cross-border transactions in the region in the technology, life sciences, real estate, financial services, manufacturing and industrials sectors. We regularly represent private equity investors, venture capitalists, private equity fund sponsors and issuers in a wide variety of private equity transactions, including buy-outs (leveraged and non-leveraged), early and late-stage venture investments, and restructurings and recapitalizations.


Marcia Ellis
Marcia Ellis Global Chair of Private Equity Group & Co-head of Asia Private Equity Practice, PE/M&A Morrison & Foerster
Thomas T.H. Chou
Thomas T.H. Chou Co-head of Asia Private Equity Practice, PE/M&A/VC Morrison & Foerster
Shirin Tang
Shirin Tang Singapore Managing Partner, PE/M&A/RE Morrison & Foerster
Yemi Tépé
Yemi Tépé Partner, Finance Morrison & Foerster
Nicholas Sheets
Nicholas Sheets Partner, Investment Funds Morrison & Foerster
Lip Kian Ang
Lip Kian Ang Partner, PE/M&A/RE Morrison & Foerster