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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 and works closely with BRG’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) professionals. Mr. Fearis has over twelve years of global experience in the legal industry across three continents, working in a variety of roles including as a disputes associate, tribunal secretary 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 and EMEA. He also leads the APAC 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 an elite 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 pre-eminent set of international arbitration chambers in Hong Kong and at leading 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 Université Paris Cité. He is qualified as a solicitor and barrister in Western Australia (non-practising). A triple Australian, British, and Irish national as well as permanent resident of Hong Kong, 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
Business Development Senior Coordinator

Arbitration Chambers
Arbitration Clerk

Ashurst Australia
Graduate Lawyer

Professional Affiliations



Young ICCA

ICDR Young & International


Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration


Community/Civic Involvement

Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball
Committee Member

Steering Committee Member

Areas of Expertise


The College of Law
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2012

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


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