BRIAN W TANG
Brian W Tang is a corporate finance and capital markets lawyer with
nearly 20 years of experience in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley
As an award-winning investment banking counsel at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong until 2013, Brian has worked on some of the largest and most cutting-edge equity, debt and M&A transactions across the Asia- Pacific region (including landmark Chinese and foreign Hong Kong IPOs CCB, ICBC, Rusal, Glencore, Prudential and PICC as well as Alibaba.com’s privatization). He has also led inter- disciplinary teams on strategic transactions such as the establishment and operation of the bank’s Chinese investment banking joint venture. Brian served on the Executive Committee of Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association (2011-2014).
Prior to that, Brian was at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (working in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom), as well as Mallesons in Perth, Australia, where he advised on cross-border capital markets, M&A, project finance and corporate governance.
In the past few years, Brian has played a leading role in Hong Kong’s industry-wide research analyst and comfort letter initiatives as well as in various regional regulatory consultations.
Brian is an internationally frequently invited speaker who has taught MBA classes at Yale SOM and HKUST and has published articles on the capital markets and corporate governance. Brian is an honorary fellow of HKU’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law and sits on industry boards such as the Editorial Board of the Practical Law Company Capital Markets Handbook. He has also participated in multilateral policy deliberations such as AMBI ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) in Bangkok and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Groups on Security Interests and on Electronic Commerce in New York.
His community service contributions include being the former chairman of Credit Suisse’s Hong Kong Charity Committee, sitting on the boards of various Hong Kong educational charities and non-profits and actively supporting capacity-building for social entrepreneurship and innovation.
Brian graduated with a Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law and a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree with honours from The University of Western Australia. He was a graduate editor of the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics and senior editor of The University of Western Australia Law Review. Brian also holds graduate diplomas from the Securities Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Company Directors.