Thomas is a Partner based in the Singapore office. He is admitted as a solicitor in both Singapore and England & Wales.

Corporate transactional

Thomas is active on cross border corporate transactions across Asia and China and works for a wide range of clients with a particular focus on the Education, Shipping, FinTech, Offshore and Energy and Private Equity sectors.

Thomas advises on a full range of corporate transactions with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, trade sales and competitive bids, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and financing.  He has advised clients on significant asset and business acquisitions and disposals, construction and conversion projects, and complex operating and financing arrangements, and also has significant experience in representing owners and operators of vessels and other maritime and offshore interests, primarily with regard to private equity and ship financing transactions, ship sale and purchase and shipbuilding contracts. 

Employment, Immigration & Pensions / Data Protection and GDPR

Thomas leads the Employment, Immigration & Pensions practice in Singapore. As a key member of the global employment practice group, Thomas regularly advises on a wide range of non-contentious employment and immigration matters including the reviewing and drafting of employment and service agreements and severance packages, establishment of complex incentivisation schemes for senior executives, and advising on Singapore laws and regulations in the area of employment, immigration and industrial relations.

He additionally leads the Corporate Secretarial practice in Singapore and Hong Kong, which encompasses company administration and general corporate compliance issues, including corporate secretarial, data protection (including PDPA and GDPR) and anti-bribery & corruption.

Thomas has published widely and is regularly asked to speak at international conferences on corporate, transactional, data protection, employment and immigration topics.