Tom Shropshire

Partner at Linklaters LLP

Tom Shropshire

Tom Shropshire

Partner at Linklaters LLP

Biography

Tom is the Global Head of our U.S. practice and corporate partner based in London and New York who acts as a lead U.S. adviser on some of the market’s most high-profile and complex M&A and equity capital markets transactions in the United States, Europe and South Africa.

Tom is one of the architects (and currently co-head) of the firm’s Risk and Resilience team, a global, multi-disciplinary team that helps our clients to effectively address the increasing risk, regulatory and governance challenges they face in their businesses.

Tom provides U.S. corporate law and SEC-reporting advice to some of the firm’s largest clients. He has also worked alongside clients to help them implement their corporate sustainability strategies.

Work highlights

Tom has advised on transactions with a combined value of more than US$500bn. These deals include some of the market’s most complex and pioneering, among them:

* Sibanye Gold on its $2.2bn acquisition of Stillwater Mining and its $1 bn SEC-registered rights offer
* Amec in connection with its US$3.3bn offer for Foster Wheeler
* Woolworths in connection with its R21bn acquisition of David Jones and R2.1bn rights offer
* Rio Tinto on its US$142bn unsolicited offer by BHP Billiton and on its US$37.6bn cash tender offer for Alcan
* Gold Fields and Sibanye Gold on the spin-off and listing of Sibanye. This was the first South African listing on the NYSE in a decade
* RBS on its £20bn placing and open offering, on its £12bn rights issue, and on the UK government recapitalisation

In addition, Tom has led a number of internal investigations and governance reviews for clients around the world.

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Linklaters LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1838 and is a member of the Magic Circle of leading British law firms. It currently employs around 2,600 lawyers and has 29 offices across 20 countries.

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Linklaters LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1838 and is a member of the Magic Circle of leading British law firms. It currently employs around 2,600 lawyers and has 29 offices across 20 countries.

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$2,500
2011

Representative from New York's 8th Congressional District

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Sibanye Gold Ltd. purchases Stillwater Mining Co.

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Amec Foster Wheeler Ltd. purchases Foster Wheeler AG

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Woolworths Holdings Ltd. purchases David Jones Pty Ltd.

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