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Carey Olsen Singapore LLP
10 Collyer Quay #29-10
Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Work Department

Corporate, Investment Funds


Tom is principal – head of funds, Singapore specialising in the establishment, structuring and maintenance of offshore private equity funds and hedge funds. He is one of the only two partner-level offshore funds practitioners in Singapore to be admitted in the Cayman Islands.

In addition to acting for large financial institutions and investment funds sponsors, boutique and start-up investment managers, Tom also advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing transactions.

Tom is recognised as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 Asia 2023 Guide and as a global leader in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds.


Prior to joining Carey Olsen in March 2022, Tom was a partner at another offshore law firm where he was head of the firm’s funds and investment management team in Singapore. Tom qualified as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia in 2005 before his admission as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2008.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Offshore

(Leading Individuals)

Tom Katsaros – Carey Olsen Singapore LLP

Foreign-based expertise > Leading firms


Leveraging the expertise throughout its UK and Asia offices, Carey Olsen’s ‘incredibly responsive and effective’ global Caribbean-focused practice draws on ‘deep reservoirs of expertise and experience’ to field ‘the A-Team of all offshore practices operating today’. The firm’s team is spread across its London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices, covering Bermuda, BVI and Cayman law with particular experience in corporate, finance, funds and insolvency work, and litigation.

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Acting for ‘a stellar array of clients drawn from across the Asia Pacific region and beyond, which underscores the firm’s status as the best of the best’, Carey Olsen Hong Kong LLP utilises the expertise of managing partner Michael Padarin as a go-to name for fund issues, including the formation, operation and restructuring of funds, particularly those with Cayman law elements. Jeremy Lightfoot leads the litigation practice in Hong Kong and is praised as ‘an outstanding litigation lawyer and an impressive critical thinker’; the litigation team was further bolstered in mid-2023 with the recruitments of Tim Haynes and Matthew Watson, who focus on Cayman and Bermuda issues, respectively. In Carey Olsen Singapore LLP, managing partner Anthony McKenzie also leads the corporate practice, while James Noble, who is praised as ‘quite simply the best of the best’, heads up the litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice. Tom Katsaros is the primary contact in the jurisdiction for investment fund work, and litigator Helen Wang is singled out as ‘very experienced with great cross-jurisdictional knowledge and analysis’.
Key names in Carey Olsen LLP’s London office include managing partner Jasmine Amaria, who focuses on corporate, fund and finance work with a Cayman or BVI aspect, acting for clients in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Richard Brown is singled out by clients as ‘superb as a lawyer, as a litigator and as a strategist’, and provides ‘a seamless service that is second to none’; he is the primary contact for dispute resolution advice and insolvency issues involving BVI law and was further admitted as a registered associate of the Bermuda Bar in 2023. Counsel Sheba Raza is also a key name to note and ‘always feels part of the team she is working with’.