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Euromoney LMG has shortlisted three Morrison & Foerster lawyers for its Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019. Hong Kong partner Marcia Ellis and Singapore managing partner Shirin Tang are finalists in the private equity category, while Tokyo partner Yuka Teraguchi is listed for intellectual property.

With the firm's Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo offices all being represented, this recognition highlights the expertise and success of our women lawyers in the region. Marcia, Shirin, and Yuka are leaders who set the bar for excellence in their practice areas, within the firm and throughout the legal community.

  • Having practiced in Asia for more than two decades, Marcia is one of the most experienced private equity M&A lawyers active in the Asian market. In the past 12 months alone, she has advised clients on deals with an aggregate total value that is well in excess of US$80 billion. Marcia regularly advises leading investors on M&A transactions, including SoftBank Vision Fund, Alibaba, GLP, Bain Capital Credit, BlackRock, Farallon Capital, Ascendent Capital Partners, RRJ Capital, Summer Capital, Celadon Partners, and Ark Pacific Capital.
  • 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 deals, 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.
  • As a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, Yuka has vast experience representing clients in U.S. federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and in Japanese courts, and often manages global strategy in cases spanning multiple jurisdictions. Her cases have involved a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, communications networks, automotive components, semiconductor devices, and medical devices.

Morrison & Foerster has long championed the advancement of women within the legal profession, and this recognition shines light on our efforts. In addition to handling significant client matters, Marcia, Shirin, and Yuka are committed to creating an inclusive culture that supports the growth and development of talented women lawyers throughout the profession.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 13th, 2019 in Hong Kong. You can view the full list of shortlisted individuals by visiting Euromoney LMG's website.