Main Practice Contacts

Albert C. Tan
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In the News

New Additions to Haynes and Boone Shanghai and Houston Offices Create Critical Mass for Cross-Border Greater China Legal Work

SHANGHAI and HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP continues expanding the legal resources available to clients involved in Greater China cross-border transactions with the addition of a six-member team, including two seasoned partners – one in Shanghai and the other in Houston.

Joining Partner Liza Mark in Shanghai and Partner Yan Zhang, who splits time between Shanghai and Palo Alto, the firm welcomes new Shanghai office Partner Louis Meng and new Houston-based Partner Frank S. Wu. >>

Albert Tan in PERE: Japanese Pensions Adopt Overseas Caution

Tokyo Marine, ASIN Employees Pension Fund and DIC Pension Fund are among a limited group of Japanese pension funds to have invested in overseas real estate. But the number will grow, delegates heard at the PERE Tokyo Forum, last week. >>

Haynes and Boone Partner Albert Tan Moderated Panel at Global Alternative Investment Forum Japan 2014

TOKYO - Haynes and Boone Partner Albert C. Tan, co-chair of Haynes and Boone’s Global Capital Commitment Subscription Financing Group and co-chair of the international practice, moderated a panel on private equity real estate at the Global Alternative Investment Forum Japan 2014. >>

Recent Publications

SAFE Circular No. 37: New Rules Regulating Round-Tripping Investment by Chinese Entrepreneurs

On July 14, 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (the “SAFE,” Chinese regulator on foreign exchange matters) promulgated the Circular on the Relevant Matters Concerning Foreign Exchange Administration on Outbound Investment/Financing and Round-Tripping Investment through Special Purpose Companies by Domestic Residents (the “Circular No. 37”). >>

SAFE Circular No. 36 Liberalizes Foreign Invested Enterprises’ Capital Conversion in 16 Pilot Areas

On July 15, 2014, the Chinese foreign exchange regulator, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) promulgated the Notice on the Pilot Reform of the Management of the Conversion of Registered Capital in Foreign Currencies of Foreign-Invested Enterprises in the Relevant Areas (the “Circular No. 36”). >>

CSRC New Regulations on Private Investment Funds

On August 21, 2014, China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), the Chinese securities regulator, promulgated the Interim Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Private Investment Funds (the “CSRC Regulations”). These new regulations became effective on the same date. >>

Outbound Investing - Japan Goes Global

Presented at PERE Forum: Japan 2014. >>

Private Equity Real Estate

Presented at the Global Alternative Investment Forum Japan 2014. >>

Asian Capital - Is the Outbound Story a Permanent Trend?

Panel Discussion Notes from the PERE Summit: Asia 2014 >>


With extensive experience in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and several other countries throughout Asia, Haynes and Boone provides clients with legal advice to assist them in managing the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the global operations of their businesses.

Our multidisciplinary group has experience in counseling companies, investment and commercial banks and private equity funds and venture capital funds doing business in Asia, as well as Asia-based companies and commercial banks conducting business in the United States and worldwide, and includes lawyers with language capabilities such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese.

Corporate INTL Magazine named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California, honoring Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark and Silicon Valley Partner Yan Zhang.

We have established relationships with the top law firms and lawyers located across Asia and can secure the best local counsel for the particular project. In addition, we are members of the World Services Group and TechLaw, organizations that also facilitate our global reach.

Our Asia Practice focuses on providing a full range of legal services including:

  • Merger, acquisitions, and joint ventures 
  • Private equity and venture capital investments 
  • U.S. trade cases including, antidumping, Section 337 and countervailing duty investigations 
  • Finance, including multi-currency and tranche lending and project finance 
  • Technology transactions, including business process outsourcing 
  • Intellectual property counseling and litigation 
  • Antitrust cases in the U.S. and Asia involving both U.S. and Asian clients 
  • Property and project development, including environmental and land-use projects 
  • Worldwide protection of intellectual property including patents, copyrights and trademarks 
  • Employment and privacy considerations for companies operating in multiple countries 
  • Taxation in the U.S. and internationally of both U.S. and Asian companies 
  • Litigation and arbitration in both U.S. and Asian venues 
  • Global hedge and other investment fund formation and their related activities