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Thomas Granger is a partner in the Investment Funds Group in Walkers' Hong Kong office. He specialises in corporate work with an emphasis on investment funds and private equity.Thomas has extensive knowledge of the hedge funds and private equity market in Japan and in particular advises clients on public and private offerings in Japan.He advises investment managers, investment banks, private equity funds and corporates on private equity investment, fund formation and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience with the structuring, formation and placement of investment funds, such as hedge funds, private equity funds and infrastructure funds, for Australian, Indonesian, Japanese and other Asia-Pacific clients.
In 2005, Thomas joined Walkers' Hong Kong office and became a partner in the Investment Funds Group in 2010. In 2012 Thomas relocated to the Investment Funds Group in the Walkers' Singapore Office. Thomas rejoined the Hong Kong office in 2021.
He was previously with Minter Ellison, based in the Hong Kong office, where he joined the corporate department and developed an expertise in capital markets and private equity. He also spent time in Minter Ellison's Brisbane office as a corporate and commercial lawyer.
Admitted In:British Virgin IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Queensland (not practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Laws with Honours, University of QueenslandMaster of Laws, University of Queensland
2022 Chambers Global - Offshore - Notable Practitioner
2022 Chambers Asia Pacific - Recommended - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - He is known for his adept handling of Japan-related work.
2021 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds - The “brilliant” Thomas Granger stands out for being “very experienced and knowledgeable” in private fund investments.
2021 Chambers Asia Pacific - Notable Practitioner -"Thomas Granger is based in the Singapore office and offers advice on private equity and investment fund matters. Not only regarded for his Japan-related work, a commentator also notes: 'We benefit from his vast experience and familiarity with the Asia-Pacific funds market.' Another source adds: 'He is a strong technical lawyer who comes up with practical solutions.' "
2020 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2020 Chambers Asia-Pacific - "one of the top names for Japan work."
2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) Recommended Lawyer - "Thomas Granger is praised for his "very pragmatic and commercial approach" and ability to provide "extremely sage advice." '
2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Very, very commercial" and a "highly rated lawyer."
2018 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2017 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds Formation
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 - "Tom Granger is great at the technicalities of the deal as well as the details of the law."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 - "Thomas Granger is praised for being 'very experienced in the formation of investment funds, very prompt and very familiar with the industry'."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 - 'Thomas Granger has a growing reputation in the investment funds space, particularly for his focus on the Japanese market. "He's very good, very commercial and very quick".'Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 - 'Thomas Granger acts for a substantial portfolio of Japanese and Indonesian clients. "He is flexible and practical in finding solutions to problems".'Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 - 'Up-and-coming Thomas Granger is "very experienced, knowledgeable and efficient", according to sources. He specialises in investment funds and has extensive experience in dealing with Japanese clients, advising on private and public offerings.'The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013 - 'Thomas Granger has "a great understanding of Japanese matters".'
Regulatory committee member, AIMA, Singapore
"Thomas Granger has a growing reputation in the investment funds space, particularly for his focus on the Japanese market. 'He's very good, very commercial and very quick'."