Trent Dykes

Kurt Tiam

Special Counsel, Melbourne

kurt.tiam@dlapiper.comT +61 3 9274 5000F +61 3 9274 5111

I am a corporate lawyer based in the Melbourne office. Prior to that, I worked for over 10 years in Beijing and Shanghai focusing on regional transactions. This has given me specific cross-border experience working with Asian and US counterparties. My practice focuses on venture capital financing and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. I have worked on deals across all sectors, but with a particular focus on technology and life sciences transactions.

A recent deal I worked on is the Series A Funding Round for Movus, an AI company that supports smarter machines. I have also assisted Hyper Anna, an AI software developer, in its capital raise with Sequoia Capital China, Reinventure, AirTree Ventures and others.

I participate in many international business networks, such as the Asia China Business Council, which helps me spot coming trends and issues in an array of industries.