Richard Blair, a Managing Director, is the firm's General Counsel for Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Blair was a partner at the law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he focused on private equity and cross-border M&A transactions for a wide range of global financial and corporate clients, including Blackstone Real Estate and Private Equity. During his career to date he has worked in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Mr. Blair received a Bachelor of Laws with European Legal Studies from King’s College London and a Diploma in European Legal Studies from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales.