Albert Tan


Education and Clerkships

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1993

B.A., San Diego State University, 1989


New York

District of Columbia



Chinese (Mandarin)


中文 English

Albert Tan joined Haynes and Boone in 1994 and became a partner in the firm’s Finance Practice Group in 2004. He currently serves as a member of the firm’s board of directors and co-chairs the firm’s Fund Finance Practice Group and the firm’s International Practice Group. He formerly served as a co-chair of the firm’s attorney development and diversity committee. He regularly represents investment and commercial banks in connection with bank financings for private equity funds in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. He also counsels U.S. and Chinese corporations on foreign direct investment projects in China and the United States.

Among the lending clients that Mr. Tan has represented are: Bank of America, Bank of Communications, Citibank, Comerica, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Goldman Sachs Bank, Itaú Unibanco S.A., Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Morgan Stanley Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., United Overseas Bank, US Trust, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Among the private equity and corporate clients that Mr. Tan has represented are: Century Bridge China, Cypress Acquisition Partners Retail Fund, Great Wall Drilling Company, Jowa Holding Company Limited, MC Asset Management Holdings, Toyo-Thai Corporation Public Company, and Unipower.

From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Tan was based in Hong Kong, where he served a secondment as chief counsel for Caltex Corporation (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation), responsible for all Caltex legal affairs in Greater China, and worked on FDI projects in China and other parts of Asia.

Mr. Tan has made presentations and served as a guest speaker and panelist for legal and business seminars on bank finance, FDI and legal education, organized by, among others, PERE - Asia Summit, PERE - Japan Forum, PERE - North America Forum, Private Equity International – Global Alternative Investment Forum Japan, Privcap, US Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum, FFA New York - Global Fund Finance Symposium, State Bar of Texas, Bank of America, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Southern Methodist University Law Center, Southern Methodist University School of Business, Texas A&M University School of Law, Institute of International Research, Asia Law and Practice, Euromoney, China Law & Practice, Pacific Rim Forum, Dallas Greater Chamber, Global Business Risk Forum, Institutional Real Estate, Inc., and Strafford Publications.

Fund Finance


Albert Tan Addresses Asia Symposium on Global Growth of Fund Finance

Haynes and Boone Finance Partner Albert Tan helped organize and lead a successful 1st Annual Asia-Pacific Fund Finance Symposium in Hong Kong for the Fund Finance Association as a member of the steering and marketing committees. Tan gave the opening address and moderated a panel providing an “Overview of Fund Finance in Asia.”

Greater China


Greater China Practice Group Overview

The Haynes and Boone Greater China Practice Group utilizes our global network of legal experience to assist our clients in pursuing and completing strategic international transactions. Learn more.

PERE Asia Summit

PERE Asia 2017

Albert Tan and Taylor Wilson Speak at 2017 PERE Asia Summit

Albert Tan and Taylor Wilson, partners at Haynes and Boone, LLP, spoke at the recent PERE Asia Summit, considered the leading private equity real estate event in Asia.

Practice Overview

New York

Fund Finance Practice Group Overview

Haynes and Boone's Fund Finance Practice Group is a global leader in the representation of commercial and investment banks acting as agents and lead arrangers in capital commitment subscription financings for private equity funds in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America. Learn more.


Albert Tan


Professional Recognition

  • “Justice Wellington Chew Award,” for the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of a lawyer who has paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys and made substantial and lasting contributions to the APA legal profession, as well as the broader APA community (Asian Pacific Interest Section - State Bar of Texas, 2015)
  • “Leading Practitioner” Guide to Leading Practitioners: China, International Private Equity, United States (Euromoney Expert Guides, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2012)
  • “Inspirational Leadership Award” (Dallas Asian American Bar Association, 2011)
  • “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2011-2012)
  • “Outstanding Member Award” (Dallas Asian American Bar Association, 2009)
  • “Outstanding Attorney Achievement Award” (SMU Dedman School of Law, AALSA, 2008-2009)
  • “Texas Rising Stars” (Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2004-2007)
  • “Best Lawyers under 40” (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2003)
  • “40 Under 40 in Dallas-Fort Worth Business Community” (Dallas Business Journal, American City Business Journals, May 2002)
  • “40 Up and Coming Lawyers Under 40 in the State of Texas” (Texas Lawyer, ALM Media Properties, LLC, September 2001)

Professional and Community Activities

  • National Leadership Council, and Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Leadership Council, San Diego State University
  • Asia Society Texas, Advisory Board
  • The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum, Board Director
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association, Board Director and Co-Chair of the 2009 and 2010 DAABA Fundraising Committee
  • State Bar of Texas (Executive Council, International Section and Asian Pacific Interest Section)
  • Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Texas Supreme Court Task Force on International Practice of Law in Texas
  • Institutional Real Estate Inc.: Visions Insights & Perspectives - Asia Investor Roundtable (Advisory Board, 2011-2012)

Selected Client Representations

Representative bank financing transactions:

  • More than $36 billion of subscription and capital commitment secured, asset pool, unsecured, and letter of credit reimbursement credit facilities to private equity funds, including Aetos Capital Asia, AEW Asia, AG Asia, ARA Asia Dragon, ARCH Capital - TRG Asian Partners, Brookfield Infrastructure, Brookfield Real Estate, Carlyle Asia, Carlyle Europe, Century Bridge China, Cherokee Real Estate, Capital Trust, Colony Capital, CVI Global, Cypress Acquisition Partners Retail Fund, Deerfield Capital, Doran Capital, Evergreen Real Estate Partners, Fillmore East, First Reserve, Five Mile Capital, Fortress, Gaw Capital, Grove International Partners, GLP China Logistics, Goldman Sachs Developing Markets, Guggenheim Structure Real Estate, Hampshire Capital, Hearthstone, Hines Brazil, Invesco Asia Real Estate, Iron Point, JPMorgan Asian Infrastructure, Lazard, LaSalle Asia, LaSalle Japan Logistics, MGPA Asia, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, Pacific Equity Partners, Pramerica Real Estate, Prologis China Logistics Venture, Prudential, Real Estate Capital Asia Partners, Rockpoint Group, Secured Capital Japan, Star Asia, Soros Real Estate Investors, Triseas Korea, Westbrook Real Estate Partners, Windsor, Whitehall Global Real Estate and Wolff Real Estate.

Representative foreign direct investment and cross-border transactions:

  • Thirty percent equity share transfer in a US$109 million Sino-foreign JV project for the development, construction and operation of the 108,000 metric tons LPG underground cavern storage and breakbulk terminal facilities in Shantou, China; RMB 116 million Sino-foreign JV for the construction and operation of lubricant oil and engine coolant blending plant, with offload and transport pipeline facilities in Tianjin, China; Sino-foreign JV and WFOE manufacturing facilities in Changzhou, Wuxi and Zhang Zhou, China; and U.S. and Japan JV formation to develop, construct, own and operate a 1200-MW natural gas fired combined cycle generating plant in the Philippines.

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