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Tom Shaw




Tom specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 25 years’ experience dealing with advisory and transactional work for public and private businesses including mergers, acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, reorganisations and securities issues.

His experience and project management expertise allows him to deliver advice and solutions to clients on a range of transactions and projects.

Tom is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Advising issuers and corporate finance advisers on IPOs and secondary issues, including overseas companies coming to the London market, particularly AIM.  Has advised on a number of takeovers of AIM companies
  • A solid track record of advising on complex and less run-of-the-mill projects such as the reorganisation of PA Consulting (involving the demerger of its venture capital business by scheme of arrangement, s.110 reconstruction, and reductions and returns of capital) and advising the trustees in the reorganisation of the A to Z map business
  • Advising Ahlstrom Corporation, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers and quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, in its €22.5 million acquisition of Shandong Puri Filter & Paper Products Limited in China from Purico Group, a project that spanned over four years