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Thomas Fearis

Head of Business Development and Client Services, Asia-Pacific

Thomas Fearis is BRG’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) Head of Business Development and Client Services and a member of BRG’s APAC leadership team.

He splits his time between the firm’s Hong Kong and Perth offices. Mr. Fearis has almost ten years of global experience in the legal industry, working in a variety of roles including as a disputes associate and, more recently, in business development and marketing. He has a strong commercial orientation and an established track record working with BRG’s clients to select the right experts and consultants on their complex high-stakes matters, often valued in the billions of dollars.

Mr. Fearis’ responsibilities involve assisting in the identification, development, coordination, and delivery of expert and advisory services to leading law firms, corporations, and government agencies in APAC. He also leads the region’s strategic initiatives around business development, account management, and go-to-market programs.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Fearis was a senior business development executive at a US law firm in Hong Kong, where he led business development and marketing initiatives across APAC for the firm’s international arbitration, M&A and private equity, and corporate risk and government investigations practices. Prior to working in professional services business development and marketing, he trained as an arbitration lawyer at a prominent set of international arbitration chambers in Hong Kong and at premier international law firms in London, Paris, and Perth.

Mr. Fearis earned a BA in political science (international relations) and Asian studies with distinction and an LLB from The University of Western Australia, with study abroad periods at the University of Helsinki and the University of Paris. He is qualified as a solicitor and barrister in Western Australia (non-practising). A dual Australian and British national, Mr. Fearis served as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Brazil and is conversant in French and Portuguese.

Employment History

Latham & Watkins
Business Development Senior Specialist
2018-2019
Business Development Senior Coordinator
2016-2018

Arbitration Chambers
Arbitration Clerk
2014-2015

Ashurst Australia
Graduate Lawyer
2013-2014

Professional Affiliations

HK45

ICC YAF

Young ICCA

ICDR Young & International

YIAG LCIA

Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration

YSIAC

Community/Civic Involvement

Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball
Committee Member

Areas of Expertise

Education

The College of Law
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2012

The University of Western Australia
LLB, 2012
BA, Political Science and Asian Studies, 2007

Recognition

Rotary Youth Exchange Student
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2003-2004