Morrison Foerster has also added Steven Tran as a partner in its private equity and M&A groups in Singapore. Tran has extensive experience advising global and Asia-based private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as multinational corporations operating in the Asia-Pacific region, on their complex cross-border private equity and M&A transactions. He counsels clients across a wide range of sectors, including consumer, technology, real estate, professional services and manufacturing. Some of Tran’s representative matters include advising a Southeast Asian sovereign wealth fund on its commercial and residential real estate co-investment in Vietnam; a global private equity fund on its proposed acquisition of a Singapore fintech company; Tricor Group, a former portfolio company of Permira, on the restructuring of its Vietnam and Thailand operations, and its acquisitions of Richful Deyong, Madison Pacific Group, and a Japanese business services company; and the founder of Hop Lun Group, an international fashion lingerie and swimwear company with operations in Indonesia, Bangladesh, China and Hong Kong, on his sale of a controlling stake to Platinum Equity. Tran earned his LLB and BA from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Hong Kong and England and Wales. He is fluent in English, Vietnamese and Japanese. Tran previously practiced in Hong Kong and Sydney, and spent four years in Tokyo, where he helped establish and develop the Japan corporate practice of another global law firm.

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