LONDON (June 3, 2013)Bingham McCutchen LLP is expanding its global funds practice with the election of Thiha Tun as a partner in the London office.

Tun will join Bingham’s leading Investment Management Practice Group in September from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he represents investment funds, investment managers and other participants in the funds industry. He works with private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds. 

“Thiha’s arrival will strengthen our global funds practice and enhance our ability to provide clients with a full range of investment management capabilities across continents,” said Bingham Investment Management Practice Group leader Roger Joseph, noting that Tun will work closely with partner John Holton, who relocated his international funds practice to the London office from Boston in 2011. “Thiha has built a strong practice that will augment our growing international funds and financial regulatory capabilities.”

The announcement of Tun’s move to Bingham comes within weeks of the firm adding seven lawyers to the Investment Management Practice Group in Tokyo. In early May, Christopher Wells and Tomoko Fuminaga joined as partners in Bingham’s Investment Management Group along with five additional lawyers from White & Case.

Tun will join an existing investment management and regulatory team in London, added James Roome, London office managing partner. His arrival will complement Holton’s international funds practice in London as well as the work done by partners John Clark in listed funds, Helen Marshall in U.K. regulation and enforcement, and Chris Leonard in U.K. regulation and funds, working closely with Bingham’s investment management team in the U.S. and Asia.

“Thiha’s arrival will bolster our capabilities to offer the combined U.S. and U.K. funds and regulatory advice that many European fund managers require,” said Roome, noting that Tun’s Asian and emerging market funds practice, in particular, meshes well with Bingham’s global financial regulatory practice.

For Tun, the attraction to Bingham was the depth and caliber of its 100-lawyer securities and investment management team and the commitment to grow the funds practice globally.  “Bingham’s international platform and complementary practice strengths in the U.K., U.S. and Asia will enable me to better serve clients,” said Tun. “Given our synergies, it’s a great fit all around.”

Both the London and Tokyo arrivals also come within a year of Bingham adding 13 lawyers to the Investment Management Practice Group in Washington. In July 2012, Thomas Harman, John McGuire and Christopher Menconi joined from Morgan Lewis, bringing significant experience in investment adviser and investment company matters, including registered and unregistered funds, exchange-traded funds, and business development companies.

Offering a broad range of market-leading practices focused on global companies, Bingham, has approximately 1,000 lawyers in 14 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Follow the firm on Twitter @BinghamLaw.