Morrison & Foerster busy with new managing partner, Asia hires

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Shirin Tang

Morrison & Foerster named Shirin Tang, a partner in the firm’s corporate department, as managing partner of its Singapore office, effective from 1 June. Tang, who has been a partner at Morrison & Foerster for five years, succeeds Eric Piesner and Paul McKenzie who were co-managing partners of the Singapore office.

Piesner, who founded the Singapore office in 2013, will continue to serve as the firm’s Asia managing partner, while McKenzie will continue to be managing partner of the firm’s Beijing and Shanghai offices.

Tang specializes in private equity and M&A transactions, with a particular focus in the technology and real estate sectors and in counseling clients in Asia on public and private company investments in the US.

She also serves on Morrison & Foerster’s women’s strategy committee, highlighting her commitment to advancing women in the legal profession.

The firm also announced that Huang Ke, Li Ruomu, and Lucy (Qiong) Lu have joined as partners. Huang joins the Hong Kong office in its capital markets practice, while Li and Lu both join the firm’s corporate practice, and are based in the Shanghai and Beijing offices, respectively. The three hires bring a wealth of combined experience across Hong Kong and US capital markets, and People’s Republic of China (PRC) corporate and private equity and venture capital transactions.

Huang’s Hong Kong-based practice spans capital markets transactions, including Hong Kong IPOs, US IPOs, and debt capital markets matters. Li’s Shanghai-based practice covers mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, private equity transactions, and venture capital investments with a focus on the technology and life sciences sectors.

Lu’s Beijing-based practice focuses on a broad range of PRC-related corporate matters, including M&A, foreign direct investment, private equity, corporate restructuring, and general corporate matters.