Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Tom Deegan will join as a Partner based in Hong Kong on January 4, 2021.
Tom brings over three decades of cross-border M&A experience across a broad range of sectors, most notably in energy and infrastructure. He served as the General Counsel of the Public Investment Fund, the Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, he was a Senior Partner and led the M&A and Energy & Infrastructure practices in the Asia Pacific region for Sidley Austin LLP, before which he was a Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP and at Denton Wilde Sapte. At Brunswick, Tom will strengthen the firm’s M&A capabilities in Asia and bring his international legal and regulatory expertise to bear for clients globally.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tom to Brunswick.
After a very strong year for Brunswick globally in M&A and financial situations, Tom’s deep transaction experience further strengthens our deal advisory capabilities. His wealth of legal and regulatory experience will also be extremely valuable to our clients in Asia and around the world.”
Tim Payne, Senior Partner and Head of Asia, said: “Tom’s experience lies at the heart of what makes Brunswick unique: senior advisory on the most critical challenges facing our clients. It is a pleasure to welcome him to our team in Asia.”
Lisa Foley, Asia Managing Partner, said: “Tom will add significant weight to our capabilities in financial situations and the energy and industrials sectors. Our clients will benefit greatly from his wealth of expertise.”
On joining the firm, Tom said: “I am excited to join Brunswick, a firm with a reputation for being the premier advisory firm for clients faced with complex challenges. I look forward to working closely with colleagues in Asia and around the world to deliver advice on clients’ most pressing matters.”
About Tom Deegan
Until September 2018, Tom was the General Counsel for the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, he was a Senior Partner with Sidley Austin LLP, based in Hong Kong. He was head of the firm’s M&A and Energy & Infrastructure practices in the Asia Pacific region. Before Sidley Austin, Tom was a Partner with Simmons & Simmons LLP, based in Hong Kong and, before that, a Partner with Denton Wilde Sapte, based in Hong Kong and Dubai.
Tom has spent almost 18 years in the Asia Pacific region. He has a strong focus on emerging markets and has experience of advising in almost every jurisdiction in the region. His clients have included financial institutions (including private equity and hedge funds), multinational corporations, state-owned enterprises, trading houses, family offices and sovereign wealth funds. Tom is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales as well as in Hong Kong. Since 2003 he has been listed as a “Leading Individual” in independent legal directories, including Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Expert’s Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, M&A Ability and IFLR.