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 for legal and business seminars on bank finance, FDI in China and legal education, organized by, among others, PERE - Asia Summit, PERE - Japan Forum, PERE - North America Forum, US Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum, State Bar of Texas, Bank of America, Southern Methodist University Law Center, Southern Methodist University School of Business, Institute of International Research, Asia Law and Practice, Euromoney, China Law & Practice, Pacific Rim Forum, Dallas Greater Chamber, Global Business Risk Forum, and Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
- LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994
- J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1993
- B.A., San Diego State University, 1989
Significant AccomplishmentsRepresentative bank financing transactions include:
More than $30 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, ARCH Capital - TRG Asian Partners, Brookfield Real Estate, Carlyle Asia, Carlyle Europe, Cherokee Real Estate, Capital Trust, Colony Capital, CVI Global, Deerfield Capital, Doran Capital, Evergreen Real Estate Partners, Fillmore East, First Reserve, Five Mile Capital, Fortress, Gaw Capital, Grove International Partners, Goldman Sachs Developing Markets, Guggenheim Structure Real Estate, Hampshire Capital, Hearthstone, Invesco Asia Real Estate, JPMorgan Asian Infrastructure, Lazard, LaSalle Asia, LaSalle Japan Logistics, MGPA Asia, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, Museum Tower, Pramerica Real Estate, Prologis China Logistics Venture, Rockpoint Group, Secured Capital Japan, Soros Real Estate Investors, Triseas Korea, Westbrook Real Estate Partners, Windsor, and Whitehall Global Real Estate.
Representative foreign direct investment and cross-border transactions include:
30 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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