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Gaven is Head of Investment Funds at Tiang & Partners. Prior to joining Tiang & Partners, Gaven was an equity partner in the investment funds group of Simmons & Simmons (Hong Kong), and before that, a Counsel in another reputable international investment funds practice in Hong Kong.
With over 15 years of fund formation and Hong Kong regulatory experience, Gaven is able to assist clients in the establishment and structuring of a diverse range of collective investment schemes including hedge funds, real estate funds, private equity arrangements, hybrid funds and other private investment structures, and regulatory advice in relation to investment management activity generally. He is also a pioneer in the crypto fund formation and regulatory advice space, having helped obtain the first regulatory licences in Hong Kong for the management of a fund of crypto funds and shortly after that, a pure virtual assets fund. Prior to becoming a funds lawyer, Gaven was a contentious insolvency lawyer with two other international firms. He regularly advises on the entire lifecycle of investment funds, from inception, restructuring through to termination.
Gaven is listed as an "Up and Coming" lawyer in "Investment Funds" by Chambers Asia-Pacific, and a recommended individual in "Investment Funds" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and "Private Funds – Formation" by Who's Who Legal. In recent editions of Chambers, clients praised Gaven for being "practical and shrewd in terms of getting down to the key points in relation to any matter", "a very bright individual" and for having "good response time and a business mind".
Gaven received his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), LL.B (Hons) and LL.M (Distinction) from the University of Western Australia. He is qualified to practise in Western Australia, Hong Kong and England & Wales. He is fluent in English and Cantonese, and is conversant in Mandarin.