Jacqueline Tang is a restructuring and corporate partner in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis. She is a leading strategist in representing funds, financial institutions, and investors across the globe in connection with distressed situations in China and other parts of Asia. She has broad and deep experience in assisting investors and companies in navigating complex, cross-border debt restructuring, enforcement and litigation issues.

She also advises companies and underwriters on transactions involving equity and debt securities offerings, including high-yield bond offerings, listing in the US and Hong Kong.

Jacqueline is qualified to practice in Hong Kong and New York. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.



“Leading Individual”, Restructuring and Insolvency – Hong Kong, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2023)

“Rising Star Partner”, Restructuring and Insolvency – Hong Kong, IFLR 1000 (2023)

“A-List China’s Elite Lawyers (Foreign Firms)”, China Business Law Journal (2022)

Jacqueline was mentioned in August 2022 issue of Turnarounds & Workouts in which Kirkland was recognized as one of the top Asia-Pacific Restructuring Practices of U.S. Law Firms


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Hong Kong, Solicitor
  • New York
  • People's Republic of China (non-practising)


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Shanghai Dialect


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude
  • Case Western Reserve UniversityLL.M., U.S. Legal StudiesHonors
  • Shanghai University Law SchoolLL.B.