Tom Shortland is a counsel and solicitor advocate in the London office of Cohen & Gresser. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration and White Collar Defense & Regulation practice groups. Tom advises on a broad range of commercial and business disputes encompassing civil, regulatory, and criminal matters.
Tom regularly acts in commercial and financial disputes in the English High Court, courts in offshore jurisdictions, and in international arbitrations conducted pursuant to the major institutional rules. His experience includes advising on disputes relating to M&A transactions, investment funds, capital markets, joint ventures, commercial arrangements, regulatory obligations, directors’ duties, fraud, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, and insolvency.
Additionally, Tom advises on internal and disciplinary investigations, regulatory proceedings, and criminal matters. In recent years he has acted in a number of major investigations and prosecutions conducted by UK authorities (including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Insolvency Service) and in cross-border investigations involving overseas authorities. Between 2015 and 2016, Tom was seconded to the Bribery & Corruption Division of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office as an Investigative Lawyer, during which time he acted on complex international fraud, bribery, and corruption investigations concerning corporations and individuals.
Tom has represented corporations and individuals in a range of industries including banking, financial services, investment funds, media, information technology, telecommunications, construction, retail, manufacturing, oil & gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, and commodities.
Prior to joining the firm, Tom trained and qualified in the London office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he practiced for over eight years. He graduated in Law from the University of Cambridge.
Tom Shortland is a counsel and solicitor advocate in the London office of Cohen & Gresser. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation…
University of Cambridge, Selwyn College (B.A. 2009; M.A. 2012); University of Law (Legal Practice Course, 2010)
England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate); Republic of Ireland (non-practicing)
Cohen & Gresser LLP advised private equity firm Limerston Capital in its acquisition of Forensis Group Limited and Forensic Axis Limited (trading respectively as Forensic Access and Axiom International), specialists in forensics science services and premier providers of international institutional reform and capacity building. The combined acquisition will form the basis of a new, comprehensive international criminal justice services provider. Management and founders, led by Professor Angela Gallop, will retain a significant minority shareholding as part of the transaction and will work with Limerston Capital to expand the businesses through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Cohen & Gresser announces the promotion of Thomas Shortland to counsel in the firm's London office. Tom advises on a broad range of commercial and business disputes, including English High Court litigation, international arbitration, internal investigations, and regulatory proceedings.
In this C&G client alert, Jumana Rahman, Thomas Shortland, and Charlotte Ritchie discuss the legal and practical implications of the UK Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the reflective loss principle in Sevilleja v Marex.
John W Gibson, Thomas Shortland, and Ashley Collins outline the key factors company directors must consider when making business decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they may face scrutiny from a range of interested parties including creditors, employees, trade unions, landlords, customers, regulators, insolvency practitioners, and possibly law enforcement.
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