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Tom Shaw, Partner

Tom specialises in corporate and commercial law.


Tom has many years’ experience in dealing with advisory and transactional work for public and private businesses including mergers, acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, reorganisations and securities issues. His clients include privately held businesses (large employee owned groups, entrepreneur and family held companies and family offices) as well as smaller listed public companies. Much of his work is international and he is part of our cross practice group focusing on clients and their businesses from Hong Kong, mainland China and ASEAN countries, in particular in relation to outbound investments and acquisitions into the UK and the rest of Europe.

Tom is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • As well as advising on regular M&A, structuring and IPO work Tom has 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)
  • Other more unusual matters include advising the trustees in the reorganisation of the A to Z map business, advising London clubs on their ownership and membership structures and advising Ahlstrom Corporation, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers and quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, in its acquisition of Shandong Puri Filter & Paper Products Limited in China, a project that spanned over four years