Tom Fricke

Managing Associate

London

T +44 20 7825 3039
M +44 7860 607 502
tom.fricke@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Tom is a managing associate in the Corporate group in London. He advises on a broad range of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, partnership arrangements and reorganisations.

Tom has a particular focus on the asset management sector, advising investment managers on acquisitions and disposals, reorganisations, incentivisation plans and general operational matters.

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Recent Work
  • advising Dutch pension fund manager APG on the merger of the Elephant & Castle and “East Village” residential projects to create a £1.4bn joint venture with Delancey and Qatari Diar in the UK’s private rented market
  • advising a major global bank on the sale of one of its business divisions
  • advising BlueCrest on the spin-out of its systematic trading business into a separate entity and the subsequent sale of the majority of its interest to Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)
  • advising the UK government on the proposed merger of BAE Systems and EADS N.V.
  • advising CLC World Resorts & Hotels on the disposal of its European resort management business to a new JV vehicle, owned as to 75.5% by Interval Leisure Group
  • advising on the establishment and reorganisations of various alternative investment management groups.  
Background

Tom spent 6 months working in the firm’s Düsseldorf office, advising on a variety of corporate and commercial matters. He has also been on secondment to BlueCrest and Brevan Howard, two of Europe’s largest hedge fund managers.