Morrison & Foerster


With more than 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. Dynamic technology and life science companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer product companies and other market leaders come to MoFo for knowledge, innovation and business aptitude. MoFo handles some of the world’s largest cross-border transactions and resolves major disputes across multiple jurisdictions, as well as having a long-standing commitment to pro bono work and social justice.


MoFo is one of the preeminent law firms in Asia, providing integrated US and local law advice. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, the firm has handled major matters in China for over 35 years. The Tokyo office is now the largest Japan office of any global firm and one of the largest law firms in Japan, domestic or international. The Singapore office, which opened in 2013, features lawyers with many years of experience in South and Southeast Asia.




·       Commercial Litigation + Trial

·       Emerging Companies + Venture Capital

·       FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption

·       Lending + Financial Transactions

·       Investigations + White Collar Defense

·       Mergers + Acquisitions

·       National Security, CFIUS, Sanctions + Export Controls

·       Real Estate

·       Private Equity Investments + Buyouts

·       Private Funds

·       Investment Management

·       Project Finance




·       Eric J. Piesner (Managing Partner, Asia)

Areas of Focus: Real Estate; Private Funds; Mergers + Acquisitions; Private Equity Investments + Buyouts


·       Shirin Tang (Managing Partner, Singapore)

Areas of Focus: Private Equity Investments + Buyouts; Private Funds; Mergers + Acquisitions; Real Estate; Investment Management


·       Lip Kian Ang (Partner, Singapore)

Areas of Focus: Mergers + Acquisitions; Private Equity Investments + Buyouts; Emerging Companies + Venture Capital


·       Craig I. Celniker (Head of Dispute Resolution, Asia)

Areas of Focus: International Arbitration; Commercial Litigation + Trial; Patent Litigation; ITC Litigation; Litigation; Technology Transactions


·       Tessa Davis (Partner, Singapore)

Areas of Focus: Project Finance; Lending + Financial Transactions; Energy Regulatory + Litigation; Mergers + Acquisitions


·       Paul Davis (Partner, Singapore)

Areas of Focus: Mergers + Acquisitions; Real Estate


·       Daniel P. Levison (Head of Litigation, Singapore)

Areas of Focus: Commercial Litigation + Trial; FCPA+ Global Anti-Corruption; Product Life Cycle; Privacy + Data Security; Securities Enforcement; Securities Litigation; Investigations + White-Collar Defense; Litigation; International Arbitration; National Security, CFIUS, Sanctions + Export Controls; Class Actions + Mass Torts; Global Ethics + Compliance


·       Jason R. Nelms (Partner, Singapore)

Areas of Focus: Private Funds; Investment Management; Emerging Companies + Venture Capital; Social Enterprise + Impact Investing; Financial Services; Real Estate; Private Equity Investments + Buyouts


·       Yemi Tepe (Partner, Singapore)

Areas of Focus: Lending + Financial Transactions; Private Equity Investments + Buyouts; Real Estate; Project Finance; Derivatives + Commodities