Tan joins from Pinsent Masons MPillay, Pinsent Masons’ joint law venture in Singapore, where he was head of its Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. Prior to joining Pinsent Masons MPillay, Tan was the director of Keystone Law Corporation, a firm he founded in 2005.
With over 20 years’ experience, Tan has a broad practice focused on transactional, regulatory and legislative work. He is renowned for advising on TMT transactions across the ASEAN countries. Tan also has extensive experience advising on venture capital investments into fast-growing technology companies, crypto currency projects including funds, exchanges and international consortiums, as well as cyber security, data protection and digital trade facilitation matters.
His client base comprises a broad range of industries across the TMT sector including video games, fin-tech, VC funds, healthcare, media, telecoms and technology.
Tan is a legal adviser to the ASEAN Single Window project and the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade and Transport in Asia and the Pacific. He is also the co-chair of the TMT sub-committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and is a member of the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore. He is ranked in the top tier across multiple categories by legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
Associates Nathanael Lim and Bernice Tian have also joined the firm from Pinsent Masons MPillay. Both lawyers are listed as ‘ones to watch’ by Chambers & Partners and ‘rising stars’ in The Legal 500.
Gregor Pryor, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Entertainment and Media Industry Group, said: “We could not be more delighted to welcome Bryan and his team into our firm. As one of the true leaders in his field, Bryan is already well known to many of our clients and I have no doubt he will prove a real asset to them. We have a fantastic capability in the technology and media sector across the US, UK and Europe and have enjoyed strong growth. We are now looking to enhance our offering in Asia to better support our clients operating in the region.”
Kyri Evagora, Reed Smith’s managing partner for Asia-Pacific, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Bryan and his team to the firm. They are market leaders and their arrival is a significant enhancement of our offering in Asia. It reflects our commitment to providing our clients with the very best possible service throughout the region.”
Calvin Chan, Reed Smith’s Singapore office managing partner, added: “Bryan is a standout name in the technology and media sector. I am very pleased to welcome him and his team to the Singapore office. His arrival underlines our strategy of hiring talent to support the needs of our clients consistent with the firm’s goals and sector strengths.”
Tan said: “Reed Smith’s capability in this sector is second to none. I am thrilled to be joining the market leaders and look forward to supporting the growth of the firm’s offering in Asia.”
Reed Smith’s global Entertainment & Media industry group comprises over 100 specialist lawyers worldwide.