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Tom is a corporate and commercial law expert. He has extensive experience advising on domestic and cross-border M&A, strategic joint ventures, corporate restructurings and capital markets transactions. Tom has worked on complex deals in every jurisdiction in ASEAN, with a specific focus on South and Southeast Asia.


Tom is a legal adviser to the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and is also appointed to the editorial board of HealthInvestor Asia. Tom most recently joined the global advisory board of Inle Advisory Group, a boutique firm focused on development opportunities in Myanmar.

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Myanmar > Foreign desks

Stephenson Harwood LLP acts on landmark transactions across the Asia-pacific region on real estate, energy and natural resources, and the mining sectors. Based between Singapore and Yangon, the group receives a steady stream of mandates on market entry matters in Myanmar and regularly development work in the insurance market. Tom Platts is a key name and holds a number of blue-chip corporates and banks as clients.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

A key distinguisher for Stephenson Harwood LLP is its formal law alliance with local firm Virtus Law LLP, a relationship which allows it to act on both international and Singaporean law mandates. Other distinguishing traits for the practice include its proficiency in representing private equity and venture capital fund managers, and its specialist knowledge of the healthcare, telecommunications, technology and maritime sectors. Practice head Tom Platts understands the local business environment’; his team has recently witnessed an uptick in instructions from US, European and Asian conglomerates and it is also increasingly active in the Indonesian market.

Vietnam > Foreign desks

Stephenson Harwood LLP acts for domestic and multinational clients on a wide range of mandates, including market entries, investments and commercial agreements. Reflective of its presence in the market, the firm’s work spans a wide variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, real estate, telecoms and consumer goods. Corporate and private equity partner George Cyriac , who has been instrumental in the growth of the Vietnam practice, acts for clients on acquisitions, disposals and restructurings. Like Cyriac, Tom Platts and Saugata Mukherjee are other names to note in Singapore.