Eda Tan is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. Her practice focuses on general corporate, company formation, M&A and securities matters, representing emerging growth companies, founders and investors.

Eda has been involved in numerous financing transactions, including preferred stock investments, bridge loans, SAFEs and convertible debt financings. She also has experience in a wide variety of M&A transactions. Her practice focuses on representing startups, private and public companies, venture capital funds and investors, both domestic and international, in a wide variety of corporate and strategic transactions.

Eda began her legal career in Singapore in 1989 at Allen & Gledhill, ranked the top law firm in Singapore, practicing in the Financial Services group. She was involved, among others, in representing borrowers or lenders in domestic and offshore syndicated banking transactions. She then joined Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office in 1995, where her practice focused on securities law, private and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. Eda then moved in-house to Charles Schwab & Co. as Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel in the International division of the Office of Corporate Counsel. There she was in charge of the legal aspects involved in the expansion of Schwab’s operations and financial products globally, including oversight for Schwab’s international affiliates in Asia and Australia. In 2000, Eda returned to Morrison & Foerster as a Partner in its Corporate Group. She was the most recent Singapore-trained lawyer to have achieved equity partnership in a major international law firm. She also was the Administrative Partner of Operations in the Corporate Group, and a member of the firm’s SEC Task Force which dealt with advising public companies on, among others, the Sarbanes Oxley Act and corporate governance matters.

Eda received her law degree from the National University of Singapore and her Masters in Law from Cambridge University where she graduated with First Class Honors. She is an avid swimmer, and a fan of synchronized swimming (now artistic swimming), a sport her daughters took up at a very young age.


  • LL.M. , University of Cambridge, Trinity College, 1990
  • LL.B., National University of Singapore, 1988, Second Class Honors (Upper Division)