Thomas Kim


Thomas Kim


Singapore | Dechert (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., One George Street, #16-03, Singapore, Singapore 049145
+65 6730 6961 | +65 6730 6979


Thomas Kim focuses his practice on advising private equity, hedge fund and other alternative and institutional fund managers on the structuring, establishment and marketing of investment funds, as well as associated regulatory issues. His experience also includes advising investors on private equity fund investments, secondary transactions and on mergers and acquisitions of fund management businesses.

Prior to joining Dechert, Thomas was based in the London office of another US law firm, during which he completed a secondment in the corporate legal department of a large institutional asset manager and compliance department of a hedge fund. In his previous career, Thomas was a lieutenant in the Singapore Navy, during which he served as legal advisor and flag aide to a naval counter-piracy task force off the coast of Somalia.

  • University of Cambridge, B.A., 2004
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2005
  • BPP University, Legal Practice Course, 2012, Distinction
  • England and Wales
  • New York
  • A first-time fund manager in the structuring and raising of a US$ 1 billion AIFMD-compliant private equity fund targeting European and Asian investors.
  • A sovereign wealth fund in connection with its investments in various joint ventures and private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds.
  • A large US asset manager in the proposed acquisition and restructuring of a private equity fund manager's platform.
  • A global asset manager on the corporate and regulatory aspects of the group's EMEA restructuring as part of its Brexit contingency plans.
  • Various fund managers on the application of the AIFMD and local private placement regimes to their marketing plans.
  • Regulated firms on their change of control applications in the U.K., EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.