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Promoted to Partner in May 2017, Tom has over 10 years’ experience advising clients on acquisitions, disposals, investments, corporate structures and reorganisations.

He has extensive experience working on a variety of transactions for both public and private companies across a range of sectors including pharmaceutical, aviation, engineering, manufacturing and training/education.

Tom also assists with the editing of the leading practitioners’ guide “Sinclair on Warranties and Indemnities on Shares and Asset Sales” 9th Edition.

Recent transactions on which Tom has advised include:

  • The sale of a UK-based manufacturer to a New York Stock Exchange listed corporation
  • The acquisition of three European manufacturing sites by a UK based pharmaceutical company
  • A $285m investment into an international UK based commodities company by a German international food manufacturer
  • A large scale due diligence exercise within the aviation sector
  • The sale of a UK based e-learning provider to a UK listed company
  • A multi-stage, multi-jurisdictional acquisition and disposal for a Dutch company

Lawyer Rankings

North > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Newcastle

(Next Generation Partners)

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Ward Hadaway’s corporate department is led by Robert Thompson and works seamlessly alongside the firm’s specialists in Leeds and Manchester. The full-service practice advises both public and private clients on M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations; it is a particularly suitable destination for instructions in the healthcare, waste and recruitment sectors. Katherine Hay-Heddle advises a mix of serial acquirers, large companies, start-ups and private equity houses. Further, Colin Hewitt heads up the firm’s dedicated commercial team, which specialises in the transport, energy and independent healthcare industries. The group has in-depth expertise in outsourcing agreements, with Damien Charlton being among the key contacts in this regard. Other key team members include M&A expert Tom Pollard and recently promoted managing associate Clare French.