Alice Huang concentrates her practice on private investment funds, advising registered and unregistered investment advisers based in the United States and in the Asia Pacific region on the formation, structure, and ongoing management of investments in global markets. Alice also represents institutional investors in negotiating operating and side letter agreements for investments in global private funds.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Alice practiced at a top regional law firm, resident in Hong Kong, and before that she worked at other top US law firms focusing on private investment funds and cross-border transactions. From 2012–2014, she served as general counsel for an Asia Pacific private equity fund based in Hong Kong, where she managed the companywide legal, compliance, and tax functions with respect to the company’s operations and investments in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Tokyo, and the United States.
Prior to practicing law, Alice was a senior tax manager with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Los Angeles, where she advised clients on inbound and outbound tax transactions. She also spent a year in Shanghai assisting multinational clients in China with cross-border and China tax and regulatory issues, including mergers and acquisitions, structuring, feasibility studies, transfer pricing and foreign exchange.
Counseled a sovereign wealth fund client on investments in over 30 transactions in global investment funds with total capital commitments exceeding $8 billion
Counseled a Tokyo-based real estate investment company in the formation of a first-time real estate opportunity fund with an approximately $500 million equity commitment to invest in repositionings, development transactions, and real estate operating companies—primarily in Japan, China, and South Korea
Advised a leading China-based e-commerce company in its anchor investments in certain offshore private equity funds to invest in equity and equity-linked securities of privately held companies organized and/or operating in China or that otherwise have a significant nexus to China
Assisted a China-based investment manager in forming a first-time offshore private equity fund with a target equity commitment of $200 million in conjunction with an onshore RMB fund to invest in equity and equity-related investments in internet finance, consumer finance, wealth management, and payment industries and related big data, internet, and technology industries in the Greater China region
Advised a China-based investment manager in forming a first-time offshore private equity fund with a target equity commitment of $600 million in conjunction with an onshore RMB fund to invest in equity and equity-related investments primarily in companies driven by the travel and lodging demand in the China market
Advised a China-based logistics company in forming a first-time logistics/warehousing project fund domiciled in China with a fund size of approximately 8.5 billion RMB ($1.3 billion).
Loyola Law School, 2005, J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, 1994, B.A., Business Economics
University of Southern California, 1998, Master of Business Taxation
Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong
Awards and Affiliations
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)