Tom is a partner in our financial services team and heads the firm's funds and financial regulation team.

He specialises in investment funds and financial services regulatory work, with particular expertise in relation to the structuring, establishment, operation and winding up of UK regulated investment funds such as OEICs, AUTs and ACSs. He acts for fund operators and other product providers, administrators, investment managers, advisers, platforms, custodians and, on the buy side, for institutional investors such as pension funds.

He is co-author of the chapter on regulated collective investment schemes in ‘Financial Advice and Financial Products – Law and Liability’ published by the Oxford University Press.

He has spent time on secondment at both The Royal Bank of Scotland and the BNP Paribas group.

  • Advising fund manager clients on the formation and regulation of retail fund structures regulated by the FCA such as UCITS and NURS.
  • Advising Smartfund Administration on a complex restructure of its range of OEIC funds including an FCA application for a cross-border UCITS merger to transfer a number of UK sub-funds to an Irish fund structure.
  • Advising a number of fund manager clients on all aspects of the implementation of UCITS V including depositary agreements and amendments to fund constitutional documentation.
  • Advising a large UK pension scheme on a proposal to restructure the management of the scheme's assets using an authorised contractual scheme.
  • Advising Resonance Impact Investment on the launch of one of the UK's first social investment tax relief (SITR) funds.

What others say...

Tom leads an exceptionally strong team of financial services regulatory experts and regulated funds lawyers, delivering a stellar service that is focused on delivering high-quality, practical advice and transactional support which is delivered with a real understanding of the client's business model, challenges and opportunities.

Chambers UK 2024