Tomas Furlong

Herbert Smith Freehills

British and Irish

England and Wales; Hong Kong


We work on strategic and bet-the-company disputes in Asia. I'm a generalist, and particularly enjoy the energy, aviation and tech/telco sectors, and dealing with fraud, joint venture and investment treaty disputes.

I act as counsel (advocate) and arbitrator and have experience of matters under the SIAC, ICC, ICSID, HKIAC, LCIA and CIETAC arbitration rules. I have obtained emergency injunctions from courts and arbitrators, and handled set aside/enforcement and arbitrator challenge proceedings. As well as arbitrations, I have acted in matters involving the courts in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, the PRC, England, Thailand, Mauritius and various US jurisdictions. I'm a regular visitor to, and enjoy helping clients with issues in, India and the Philippines.

In southeast Asia we are a diverse team of 30+ disputes lawyers plus ten partners across Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. We all have broad commercial practices covering arbitration, cross border litigation and regulatory issues, and appear in the courts of Thailand and Indonesia. We work with our arbitration and litigation teams around the world, most regularly in Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo and London #disputespowerhouse.


University of Oxford; member of Lincoln's Inn; called to the bar in England and Wales and a solicitor in Hong Kong

See my professional website.

See my professional website.

We are proud of the recognition we have received from peers in 2022, including:
- “Tomas Furlong is someone who clients describe as "level-headed and who considers matters carefully." He offers expertise across a range of commercial disputes in the energy and commodities space and is increasingly involved in technology and fraud matters.” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2022, Arbitration Singapore, Up and Coming practitioner and Band 1 practice)
- "Tomas Furlong garners praise as 'a measured and persuasive advocate' who is 'in the detail and extremely diligent'“ (Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration Future Leaders 2022).
- “Tomas Furlong is experienced in the TMT and energy sectors as well as disputes relating to private equity and sovereign fund investments” (Legal 500 2022, Singapore International Arbitration, Next Generation Partner and Tier 1 practice)

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