Albert Tan is a Partner and Co-Head of Fund Financing with Haynes and Boone, LLP. Additionally, he serves as a member of the firm’s (i) 5-person Appointments Committee, which appoints and oversees the firm’s strategic leadership and management roles, (ii) Board of Directors, (iii) Partners Compensation Committee and (iv) Strategic Growth Committee.
During Albert’s career at the firm, he has represented investment and commercial banks, as agents and arrangers in more than $120 billion of subscription secured credit facilities to Asia, US, Europe, Latin America and global real estate, infrastructure, debt, buyout and energy private equity funds, including to some of the first real estate private equity funds in Japan, Greater China, Singapore and Korea. During the global financial crises, Albert was one of few fund finance attorneys who represented lenders in the successful enforcement of subscription financing defaults against PE funds and their investors. From 1997 to 2000, while on a secondment from Haynes and Boone, Albert was based in Hong Kong and served as Chief Counsel of Greater China for Caltex Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChevronTexaco, overseeing all legal affairs for Greater China.
Albert has made presentations and published articles sponsored by PERE – Asia, Japan and North America, PEI-COO & CFO Forum, PEI-Global Alternative Investment Forum, Institutional Real Estate, Inc., Institutional Investing in Infrastructure (i3), PrivCap, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business and The University of Texas School of Law; and within the Fund Finance Association, he served as a Co-Chair of Asia Pacific Fund Finance Symposium (2017-2020) and Rising Stars Selection Committee (2020), and is currently serving as a member of the Diversity Committee, Marketing Committee, APAC Executive Committee, and US Advisory Council.
The National Law Journal selected him to its inaugural 35-person list of “Finance, Banking and Capital Markets Trailblazers” in 2019, and Euromoney Expert Guides and Euromoney Institutional Investor 2012, listed him as a “Leading Practitioner” in its Guide to Leading Practitioners: International Private Equity, United States. In recognition of Albert’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and provide innovative, consistent and proactive client service, The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) in 2021 recognized Albert with its “MCCA Rainmakers Award” and The State Bar of Texas’s Asian Pacific Interest Section in 2015 recognized Albert with its “Justice Wellington Chew Award,” for the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of a lawyer who has paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys and made substantial and lasting contributions to the APA legal profession, as well as the broader APA community.
Albert received his BA from San Diego State University and his JD and LLM from Southern Methodist University and Georgetown University; and speaks Chinese (Mandarin)