Thiha Tun
Partner | London
Thiha Tun

Thiha Tun focuses his practice on private investment funds. Mr. Tun advises alternative asset fund sponsors, institutional investors and financial advisors on a broad range of issues, including fund formation and capital raisings, fund investments, GP and LP-led private equity and private debt secondary transactions, establishment of managed accounts, carried interest schemes and co-investment arrangements as well as fund reorganizations and reconstructions.

Mr. Tun has represented fund managers, as well as major investors on the organization of funds, club deals and customized investment solutions investing in private equity, real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy, cleantech and hedge asset classes. He is regularly involved in financial services M&A, including asset manager acquisitions and joint ventures as well as portfolio company investments and financings.

Mr. Tun is listed for private funds by The Legal 500 UK. In previous editions, clients state: “his commercial acumen and structuring expertise is second to none” and that he has “impeccable service, impeccable attitude and outstanding expertise in his field”.

  • Columna Capital as the GP/Sponsor, on a number of GP-led secondary transactions.
  • Apollo as secondary buyer, on the acquisitions of portfolios of credit investments as part of two GP- led secondary transactions.
  • Middleground Capital Partners as the GP/Sponsor of a single asset GP-led secondary transaction.
  • Graham Partners as the GP/Sponsor of a single asset GP-led secondary transaction.
  • The Seventh Swedish National Pension Fund as anchor investor and seed asset provider on the launch of HarbourVest Global Private Solution SA.
  • A confidential client as the GP/Sponsor of a multi asset GP-led secondary transaction.
  • A confidential client on the formation of a segregated managed account co-investing in credit secondaries investments.
  • A confidential client on the formation of several funds investing in insurance linked securities and other risk transfer instruments.
  • UFG Asset Management as secondary buyer, on the acquisition of a Russia/CIS infrastructure fund complex as part of a GP-led secondary transaction.
  • Neve Capital on the formation of a liquid and illiquid credit investment platform.
  • Orchard Global Asset Management on the formation of Taiga Special Opportunities Fund.
  • Sustainable Growth Management on the formation of Sustainable Growth Fund I and Sustainable Growth Fund II.
  • Warburg-Serres on the formation of Animal Ventures Tomorrow Fund.
  • Investbridge Capital on the formation of Investbridge Agri-Tech VC Fund.
  • ICICI Venture on the formation of ICICI Dynamic India Fund S4I / S4USI and ICICI Dynamic India Fund S5I.
  • Confidential clients on the formation of co-investment funds to make investments in buy-outs of an e-commerce business and an educational services business.
  • A confidential client on the formation of a shipping fund.
  • A confidential client as secondary buyer, on various private equity structured secondaries transactions.
  • Various confidential clients on the establishment of various managed accounts, funds-of-one, club deals and bespoke investment platforms.

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

  • London – Investment Fund Formation and Management – Private FundsThe Legal 500 UK
  • Named finalist for “Private Equity Deal of the Year”- International Financial Law Review’s IFLR Europe 2024 Awards
  • Commended in the “Innovation in Impact and ESG” category - Financial Times (2023)
  • Highly Regarded IFLR1000 (2020-2021)
  • Leading Lawyer – Private Funds – Formation – Who’s Who Legal (2020)
  • Private Funds Roundtable - Asset Manager M&A - Dechert, London (May 2024)
  • Private credit secondaries: how far will this market go? – SuperReturn Private Credit Europe, London (March 2024)
  • Committed Capital | Private Equity Secondary Transactions – Continuation Funds - Dechert Podcast (February 2022)
  • Retailisation of Alternative Asset Classes - Luxembourg Investment Funds Webinar Series (December 2021)
  • Secondary Transaction Basics and Recent Market Trends - Dechert LLP, Webinar (March 11 2020) 
  • Market Outlook for 2020: Private Equity, Real Assets, Secondaries and Credit, 9th Annual Funds Congress - London (February 2020)
  • Fundraising Masterclass: Raising Money from Asian Investors - London (May 2019)
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    • University College London, LL.B., 1994
    • College of Law, London, LPC, 1995
    • England and Wales