Jay Tai is a partner in the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and complex corporate and commercial transactions.
Jay has extensive experience representing regional and global private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, investment banks and strategic investors in their investment activities throughout Asia, particularly in China and South East Asia, including buyouts, control, growth, secondaries and restructurings. He has advised clients on deals involving a broad range of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, health care, education, telecommunications and media; and jurisdictions in Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.
Jay has been consistently ranked by major legal publications including Chambers, Legal500 and IFLR1000. Clients describe him as “extremely helpful” and “was quick in coming up with solutions which were both commercially and legally sound.” He is also commended for having “expertise on the equity and financing side for a growing roster of Asian private equity sponsors.” and “is one of the best in private equity and M&A work.” Jay was identified as one of China’s Elite 100 lawyers (Foreign firm) by China Business Law Journal 2019 and 2020. He was also nominated as “Star Lawyer” by Acritas 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 in its esteemed Sharplegal study.
A recognized authority on private equity and mergers and acquisitions, Jay has given speeches at various conferences and client-sponsored events on topics such as "PE Financings - Some Recent Trends and Regulatory Pitfalls"; "Recent Developments Affecting Private Equity Practices and Their Practical Impact" at In-House Congress; and "Private Equity Investments in China - Legal and Regulatory Challenges for Funds Investing in China" at Asian Business Lawyer's M&A seminar series. He recently co-authored a chapter on "Trends and Challenges for Companies Doing Business in Asia" for a Thomson Reuters/Aspatore publication.