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

Corporate transactional and regulatory 

Thomas is active on cross border corporate and private equity / venture capital transactions across South East Asia and China and works for a wide range of clients with a particular focus on the Education, Healthcare, Insurance and Financial Services, Fintech, Private Equity / Venture Capital and Marine sectors.

Often working across multiple jurisdictions, Thomas advises on a full range of corporate transactions with a particular focus on complex mergers and acquisitions, trade sales and competitive bids, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, sale and leaseback and financing.  He has advised clients on significant high-profile asset and business acquisitions and disposals, and innovative operating and financing arrangements, and also has significant experience in representing owners and operators of vessels and other maritime and offshore interests.

Thomas also has extensive experience advising insurance and financial services clients on business establishment and licensing, and regulatory compliance. 

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 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.