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Thomas Kim focuses his practice on advising private equity, venture capital and other alternative fund managers on the structuring, establishment and marketing of investment funds, as well as related European regulatory issues. He has significant experience advising sovereign wealth funds, multilateral development banks and other institutional investors on their private fund investments. Thomas also regularly counsels clients on secondary transactions, mergers and acquisitions of fund management businesses, co-investments and carried interest structuring.

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

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Investment funds: foreign firms

Dechert‘s longstanding presence in Singapore, which includes the senior figure Dean Collins, has enabled the firm to carve out an impressive market share in private equity, private credit, tech funds (including venture capital funds) and fund secondaries. The team also represents a number of institutional investors. The practice has made a particular impression in the tech space, in growth capital and venture capital, and is at the forefront of the credit fund segment. Zachary Oswald is an experienced senior associate, as is Thomas Kim, who is ‘organised, responsive and commercial.’