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Adam C. Furber
Partner
 
ICBC Tower – 35th Floor
3 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong  
 
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Phone: +852-2514-7670
Fax: +852-2869-7694

Adam Furber is Head of the Firm’s Asia Investment Funds Practice and among the leading fund formation lawyers in Asia. Fluent in multiple languages and having lived on four continents, Adam brings a uniquely international perspective to his work. He has been recognized as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in fund formation by Who’s Who Legal Global Elite 2019. Adam has also been recognized as a leading funds lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 and IFLR1000. Simpson Thacher’s Asia Investment Funds Practice has won numerous awards, including “Investment Funds Firm of the Year” at the 2019 and 2017 Asia Legal Awards and 2019 Asia Legal Business Japan Awards, and “Asia Fund Formation Firm of the Year 2018” by Private Equity International.

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone Group in multiple fundraisings, including in the establishment of the $7.1 billion Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia II, L.P., the largest-ever Asia real estate fund, and in the establishment of the $2.25 billion Blackstone Capital Partners Asia, L.P., Blackstone’s first Asian private equity fund
  • The Carlyle Group L.P. in the establishment of the $6.55 billion Carlyle Asia Partners V, L.P., its fifth fund dedicated to buyouts and other private equity investments in Asia
  • Affinity Equity Partners in the establishment of the $6 million Affinity Asia Pacific Fund V, L.P.
  • Yunfeng Capital in multiple fundraisings, including the establishment of the $2.5 billion Yunfeng Fund III, L.P.
  • Zebra Global in the establishment of the $811 million Zebra Capital Partners, L.P.
  • Advantage Partners in multiple fundraisings, including the $2 billion AP IV series funds, the largest Japan-focused fund ever raised, the ¥60 billion AP V series funds and the Inflexion series funds
  • Integral Corporation in the establishment of the ¥73 billion Integral Fund III, L.P.
  • J-Star Corporation in multiple fundraisings, including the J-Star No.3 Fund Series
  • Polaris in multiple fundraisings, including the formation of the ¥75 billion Polaris Fund IV, L.P.
Accolades
  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • IFLR1000
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
  • Who’s Who Legal
  • Who’s Who Legal Global Elite
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School, 1999 J.D.
  • Colby College, 1994 B.A.
Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong
Admissions
  • New York 
  • Hong Kong 

Adam Furber is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Hong Kong office and the head of the Firm’s Asia Investment Funds Practice.

Adam has been recognized as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in fund formation by Who’s Who Legal Global Elite 2019. According to Who’s Who Legal, “Thought Leaders” are individuals who received the most nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources, and are identified as “truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.” Adam has also been recognized as a leading funds lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500, and IFLR1000. Simpson Thacher’s Asia funds practice has won numerous awards, including “Investment Funds Firm of the Year” at the 2019 and 2017 Asia Legal Awards and 2019 Asia Legal Business Japan Awards, and “Asia Fund Formation Firm of the Year” by Private Equity International.

Adam’s recent experience includes the representation of Advantage Partners, Affinity Equity Partners, Aspirant, Blackstone, Carlyle, CLSA, Delos, EmergeVest, Hillhouse, Integral, J-Star, KKR, Morgan Stanley, PAG, Polaris, Unison, Yunfeng and Zebra Global.

Adam holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.A. from Colby College. Adam has been based in Asia for more than 15 years, prior to which he was based in New York. He has lived in Brazil, China and Germany, and has basic Mandarin skills and is fluent in Portuguese and German.

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