David K.Y. Tang
Managing Partner, Asia
K&L Gates
Mr. Tang is the Managing Partner, Asia for K&L Gates, a global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers on five continents. His law practice concentrates in the areas of foreign investment, cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions, and real property related transactions. He has more than 30 years of transactional experience in the Greater China market. Mr. Tang was managing partner of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP from 1995 – 1999, a predecessor law firm to the formation of K&L Gates LLP.. Euromoney’s Guide to Leading Practitioners lists him as one of the pre-eminent practitioners in the area of M&A in China and Real Property. He is also included in the Best Lawyers and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for Corporate Law and Real Estate Law. Among his activities, he is on the Council of The American Law Institute, the Boards of the Blakemore Foundation and the National Bureau of Asia Research, is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and was a former Chair of the Anglo American Real Property Institute and American Bar Foundation. He served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2002 – 2008 and as its Chair from 2006 – 2008. Mr. Tang holds an AB (magna) from Harvard University; a JD from Columbia University; and a certificate from The Hague Academy of International Law.