Tom provides Corporate and Commercial advice on transactions and long-term contractual relationships. He specialises in the law, regulation and policy of telecommunications, digital media, technology and satellite.
Tom advises a wide range of clients within the TMT, FI and AM & IF sectors and has been the client partner for clients such as Activision Blizzard, China Telecom, Equinix, Riyad Bank, Liberty Global, Truphone, Virgin Media and VEON, in many cases, for over two decades.
Most recently advice has covered international expansion (by acquisition and joint venture), supply chain transformation, new product launches (such as data monetisation products) and IP protection and exploitation.
Prior to joining Simmons & Simmons in 1996, Tom was an in-house lawyer with Videotron Holdings plc covering legal, regulatory and corporate affairs. He has been a partner since 1997.
Chambers Directory 2019 includes Client comments on Tom that:
“He is fantastic at co-ordinating teams and lining up the right people for me to speak to, but is always available to speak and give help and support”; and
“The work was always done well and on time, he was always quick at giving us extra information where needed”.
The Directory adds that the team as a whole “are very communicative, very proactive, and really responsive in adapting to what we needed”.
Legal 500 Directory 2019 comments says Tom attracts praise for his “tireless and selfless ability to be there whenever needed to provide measured legal advice.
Other Directory quotes, including Chambers Global, include:
“lateral thinking and pragmatic understanding of the market”
“gives confidence to commercial executives in critical commercial relationships”; and
“a marked strength in these ever-changing areas of business”.