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…

Education

University of Cambridge, Selwyn College (B.A. 2009; M.A. 2012); University of Law (Legal Practice Course, 2010)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate); Republic of Ireland (non-practicing)

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.

Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of its White Collar Defense & Regulation and Litigation & Arbitration groups in London with the addition of Thomas W Shortland. Tom advises on a broad range of domestic and cross-border disputes including civil, regulatory, and criminal matters. Prior to joining C&G, Tom practiced at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton where, between 2015 and 2016, he was seconded to the Bribery & Corruption Division of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office as an Investigative Lawyer.
In this C&G Client Alert, Jumana Rahman, Thomas Shortland, and Charlotte Ritchie examine the developing tension in the UK between insurers and policyholders regarding business interruption claims arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Thomas Shortland participated in a panel discussion as part of a seminar run by Practising Law Institute entitled "Cross-Border Trends, Tactics, and Strategic Insights: What European and U.S. Lawyers Should Each Know About Litigating Abroad."  The panel discussion concerned trends in U.S. class actions, how they affect the road ahead for class/group claims in Europe, and the impact of litigation funding on litigation in Europe.
Tim Harris and Thomas W Shortland spoke about the UK experience of resolving corporate criminal wrongdoing through Deferred Prosecution Agreements at the White Collar Academy’s Anti-Corruption Conference in Amsterdam.