Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that Thomas Yunlong Man has joined the firm's Beijing office as a partner.
Mr. Man brings a broad range of experience that includes extensive advisory work on both inbound and outbound transactions for U.S. and PRC clients. His addition—together with corporate partner Melody He-Chen's arrival and the promotion of Gregory Wang to partner earlier this year—enhances the firm's support for international and Chinese clients in executing their most complex transactions.
Mr. Man regularly counsels Chinese and international clients on corporate matters that include mergers & acquisitions, private equity, corporate strategy, anti-monopoly law, and investigations, particularly concerning potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related issues.
"Lawyers with PRC backgrounds and U.S. practice experience are highly valued in China and still something of a rarity," said Paul D. McKenzie, Managing Partner of Morrison & Foerster's Beijing office. "Thomas is bilingual and bicultural, and works with equal ease with Chinese, U.S. and European clients. Importantly, he has handled large transactions across China's business landscape, including many involving government ownership. He will be a tremendous asset to our clients."
"I am delighted to join Morrison & Foerster," said Mr. Man, "MoFo's China practice is well-established, sophisticated, and highly accomplished in many areas relevant to my work, particularly cross-border M&A and antitrust matters. I can't think of a better place to advance my practice."
Mr. Man's notable engagements include representation of:
Mr. Man was previously a partner in the Beijing office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Mr. Man received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington. He also holds a Masters in Western History from Peking University and a Ph.D. in U.S. constitutional history from Johns Hopkins University. He received a Bachelor's degree in History from Shandong Normal University.
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