Office Practice Leader Hong Kong, Corporate & Securities

Thomas Kollar

Corporate & Securities

"Extremely responsive. Has the ability to navigate difficult situations well with strong structuring skills."

"He is an approachable lawyer; he understands and focuses on the issues very quickly, providing high quality and commercial legal solutions."



Tom Kollar advises clients on cross-border capital markets transactions and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience in high-yield bonds, MTN program establishment and maintenance, sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt offerings, complex liability management and debt restructuring exercises, regulatory capital, hybrid securities, IPOs, SPACs, block trades, equity placements, PIPES, rights issues, and US SEC-registered and exempt offerings. Tom has advised on transactions in every active market in Asia and has substantial experience in emerging and frontier markets.


Debt Capital Markets


  • The joint lead managers on a four-tranche US$4.3 billion US-registered bond offering, comprised of €1 billion 1.100% bonds due 2033, US$1.25 billion 1.850% bonds due 2031, US$1.25 billion 3.050% bonds due 2051, and US$500 million 3.350% bonds due 2071, which were issued by the Republic of Indonesia.
  • The lead arrangers and dealer-managers on the issuance of US$600 million 5.125% bonds due 2026 by the Government of Mongolia and concurrent tender offer for its 10.875% Senior Notes due 2021 and 5.125% Senior Notes due 2022. As a first-of-a-kind sovereign sustainable development bond in the Asia-Pacific region, this deal was honoured with the Best of the Frontier Markets Achievement Award in 2020 by FinanceAsia and the Securities Deal of the Year: Debt Award in ALM's Asia Legal Awards 2021. It was also shortlisted in the Practice of law - liquidity & finance category by the FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2021 Awards.


  • Leading Individual - Debt Capital Markets, Hong Kong – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Leading Individual - Leading Firms, Mongolia – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Next Generation Lawyer - Mongolia – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Foreign Expert (Based in China) – USA, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products – Chambers Global
  • Leading Individual – China, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products (International Firms) – Chambers Global
  • Leading Individual – China, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products (International Firms) – Chambers Greater China Region


  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD
    Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • Indiana University, BA

Inscription au Barreau

  • New York
  • Hong Kong


  • Anglais
  • Français

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • Member of the Board of Governors, The American Club Hong Kong
  • Member of the Editorial Board, FinanceAsia