Tom Shortland is an associate 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 domestic and cross-border dispute resolution encompassing civil, regulatory and criminal matters.
Tom regularly acts in complex commercial and financial litigation in the English courts, courts in offshore jurisdictions, and in international arbitrations conducted pursuant to the major institutional rules. He is experienced in all aspects of case analysis, management and presentation, from pre-action advice and injunctive relief, through to trial or settlement. He is a solicitor-advocate with full rights of audience in the English courts.
Additionally, Tom advises on internal investigations, regulatory proceedings and white collar criminal matters. In recent years he has acted in a number of major investigations and prosecutions conducted by U.K. authorities (including, in particular, the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority), and in cross-border investigations involving overseas authorities. Between 2015 and 2016, Tom was seconded to the Bribery & Corruption Division of the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office as a Principal Investigative Lawyer, during which time he acted on complex international fraud, bribery and corruption investigations concerning corporations and individuals.
Tom has represented clients in a range of industries including banking, financial services, construction, retail, manufacturing, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, commodities, media, information technology and telecommunications.
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.
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)