Tom Shropshire

Partner, Linklaters

Tom is a corporate partner and co-head of Linklaters’ newly established Operational Intelligence Group, which focuses on risk, regulation and governance. 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 U.S. adviser on a number of high profile and complex transactions in recent years. He also provides U.S. corporate law and SEC-reporting advice to a number of the firm’s largest clients. Tom is also chair of the firm’s Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Representative examples include advising:

  • An SEC-registered company in the extractive industry on an SEC-investigation and a global compliance review throughout the U.S., Africa, Australia, Asia and Latin America
  • A UK plc in connection with the design of its compliance and governance framework
  • The United Nations Global Compact on its Global Corporate Counsel Initiative
  • AMEC plc in connection with its $3.3 billion offer for Foster Wheeler AG
  • Rio Tinto in connection with the $142 billion unsolicited offer by BHP Billiton
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland in connection with the €71.1 billion cash and share offer for ABN AMRO
  • Gold Fields Limited and Sibanye Gold Limited on the spin-off and NYSE listing of Sibanye
  • National Grid in connection with its £3.2 billion rights issue
  • Rio Tinto in connection with its $15.2 billion rights issue