Tom Platts


Tom is a corporate and commercial law expert at Stephenson Harwood's Singapore office. He has extensive experience of advising on complex cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions, particularly within South and Southeast Asia. International clients value Tom's commercial, pragmatic advice and his energetic approach to developing long-term client relationships.

Tom acts on all forms of domestic and cross-border M&A, strategic joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He also has particular expertise in advising on capital markets transactions.

Having worked for many years in London, Tom moved to Southeast Asia in 2011, where he advises a significant base of blue-chip international corporate, banking and funds clients.

In recent years, he has worked on complex deals in every jurisdiction in ASEAN, with a specific expertise advising on transactions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Tom is currently ranked in Singapore as a leading individual by Chambers Asia Pacific and is also a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for the Corporate M&A category, and in Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. He was also client-nominated as a stand-out talent by Acritas Stars 2019.

Tom is a director at the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar, 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 is a member of the global advisory board of Inle Advisory Group, a boutique firm focused on development opportunities in Myanmar.

His straight-forward and pro-active approach to solving complex matters is particularly appreciated by clients, together with his in-depth sector and jurisdictional knowledge and his willingness to "go to the extra mile" for them. Tom is also recognised for being "very smart and solutions driven".