Morrison & Foerster

With over 1,000 lawyers across 16 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a preeminent global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across Asia, the United States and Europe. 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

As a Tier 1 firm in China: Private Equity ranked by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 and a highly ranked firm in Private Equity practice by Chambers Asia Pacific 2021, we have handled over 170 PE/M&A deals in Asia, with an aggregate asset value of over US$310 billion in the past five years. Our global team has also handled over 45 SPAC IPO and de-SPAC transactions with an aggregate value of US$71 billion for the de-SPAC mergers. According to Chambers Asia Pacific 2021, Clients praise us for being “reliable, business-savvy and responsive” and for our “strong knowledge in commercial negotiations”.

Our team has been recognized for our 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.

Sign up to MoFo PE Briefing Room to receive our latest analysis and event invitations exploring the hottest topics in the global PE space.


Marcia Ellis
Marcia Ellis Global Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Group Morrison & Foerster
Nozomi Oda
Nozomi Oda Co-Head of Morrison & Foerster’s Asia Private Equity Practice Morrison & Foerster
Thomas Chou
Thomas Chou Partner and co-head of Asia Private Equity practice Morrison & Foerster
Vivian Yiu
Vivian Yiu Partner Morrison & Foerster
Serena Tan
Serena Tan Partner and Deputy co-chair of global private funds group Morrison & Foerster
Nicholas Sheets
Nicholas Sheets Partner Morrison & Foerster