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Tom Shropshire

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Corporate, capital markets.


Tom is a US corporate and capital markets partner and co-head of our newly established Risk, Regulation and Governance Operational Intelligence Group. He has been based in London for over a decade.Tom also has experience in strategic planning and business development. Tom has significant experience in M&A and equity capital markets transactions in the United States, Europe and South Africa, having acted as the lead US adviser on a number of high-profile and complex transactions in recent years. He also provides US corporate law and SEC-reporting advice to a number of the firm’s largest clients. Key clients include AMEC, Gold Fields, Murray and Roberts, National Grid, RBS, Rio Tinto, Sibanye, Vodafone.


Associate Linklaters 1998-2000; manager business development and strategy Philip Morris International Inc 2000-01; associate Linklaters 2001-06; partner 2006 to date.




University of Southern California (1994 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Bachelor of Arts, International Relations); New York University (1998 Master of Business Administration, Finance; Juris Doctor).


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Well known for its M&A and projects capabilities, Linklaters Business Services has a notable offering for Ghana-related work. In a recent highlight, Tom Shropshire advised Gold Fields on its joint venture with Asanko Gold; the transaction sees the companies incorporating a 50:50 joint venture company that will own the latter's 90% interest in the Asanko Gold Mine. Andrew Jones heads the Africa group; other contacts include corporate and private equity specialist Stuart Bedford and associate Kwaku Osei.

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London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

The practice at¬†Linklaters LLP¬†is 'always available, responds quickly and with a commercial, can-do attitude'.¬†James Wootton¬†and¬†Iain Wagstaff¬†are noted for their 'seamless execution of IPOs'; Wootoon,¬†Simon Branigan¬†and¬†Mike Bienenfeld, who are 'knowledgeable, pragmatic, responsive and personable',¬†acted for Allied Irish Banks on its ‚ā¨3bn IPO. Further afield,¬†Tom Shropshire¬†advised Sibanye Gold on its $1bn rights offering, constituting the third-largest ever rights offering by a South African company.¬†John Lane¬†is said by some clients to be 'perhaps the best capital markets brain around', and is 'very good on wider policy issues such as MiFID implications and FCA regulations'; he and 'reasoned, commercial multi-tasker'¬†Jason Manketo¬†acted for HSBC Bank as London listing adviser on the admission of Bank of Cyprus shares to the LSE. Other clients include ABN AMRO, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities and, on the corporate side, RHI Magnesita.

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London: Risk advisory

Corporate governance

Within: Leading individuals

Tom Shropshire - Linklaters LLP

Within: Corporate governance

Linklaters LLP, which is deservedly recognised as a 'a leader in the field', has been providing an integrated, global risk management, governance and regulatory practice since its dedicated operational intelligence group was established in 2014. The firm provides the full spectrum of advice on governance and compliance models, risk assessments, reporting, disclosure, investigations and crisis management. Tom Shropshire is advising the board and executive management of a financial institution with operations in Europe and the US on its approach to corporate governance, compliance policies and procedures and reporting frameworks. In another matter, which concerns a client's worldwide operations, Shropshire is acting for a global corporate in an assessment of its corporate governance structure and practices, and the effectiveness of its compliance procedures. Shropshire is also assisting another global company with an internal investigation into its operations in Latin America. Vanessa Havard-Williams, who demonstrates 'first-class judgment', has expertise in human rights and sustainability issues, environmental and product safety, and crisis management, among other areas. Shropshire and Havard-Williams co-lead the practice with Satindar Dogra, who has more than 20 years of experience of fraud investigations and corporate crime. Richard Cumbley has expertise in global projects involving data security incidents, regulatory investigations and large-scale privacy-related litigation. Alexandra Beidas, who leads the incentives team, acts for 40 of the companies listed on the FTSE 100, and also advises a number of FTSE 250 companies. Other notable individuals include Tom Cassels, Harry Eddis and Michael Kent. Recently promoted partner Rachel Barrett and managing associate Lucy Blake are also highly recommended.

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