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About J. Mia Tsui

Mia Tsui is a securities and shareholder litigation associate in the Silicon Valley office of Freshfields.  Her work focuses on assisting companies and their officers and directors with cutting edge issues of corporate law and federal securities law.  One of Mia’s most recent matters involves a petition in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware in connection with validation of the shareholder vote approving a de-SPAC.

Mia’s focus on complex transactions began with her transactional and corporate experience earlier in her career.  Her expertise includes mergers and corporate governance matters, and she has worked on multiple U.S. and cross-border public-to-private and public-to-public transactions as both Corporate M&A and Corporate Finance counsel. In addition to advising targets on auction processes and a private equity investment entity in its combined debt and equity financing of a biotech start-up, she has also advised on complex litigation and class action settlements.  She maintains a robust pro bono practice, including suing the federal government on behalf of Afghan and Iraqi individuals at risk due to their support of and employment by the U.S. government. 

Mia received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and her A.B. from Princeton University, where she majored in music.  For nearly a decade prior to law school, Mia ran a national soccer program in both its Boston and San Francisco branches, training and managing teams of 12-30 public school educators. 


Recent work

  • Petition to validate de-SPAC vote under DGCL Sec. 205.
  • Counseling electric vehicle manufacturer in its response to a shareholder demand for books and records under DGCL Sec. 220.
  • Representing a board demand review committee in connection with evaluating shareholder pre-litigation demands.
  • Advising an international private equity firm on its note financing and planned majority placement in a U.S.-based biotech startup.
  • Cargill and the buyer consortium on financing of the $4.3 billion take-private of Nasdaq-listed. Sanderson farms and its combination with Wayne Farms, the first SOFR-based TLB syndicated in the NY market
  • BeyondNetZero as lead investor in the $260 financing of Sun King (formerly Greenlight Planet), the largest provider of solar energy products for off-grid homes in Africa and Asia.
  • Saint-Gobain on the financing of its $2.3 billion acquisition of GCP Applied Technologies.
  • Beiersdorf on the financing of its acquisition of premier beauty and skin care brand Chantecaille.



  • Berkeley Law
    • J.D.
    • California Law Review
  • Princeton University

Bar Admission

  • California
  • New York (pending) 


  • Spanish (fluent)
  • Portuguese (proficient)
  • German (basic)