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Tom McLaughlin

Senior Associate

Cayman Islands

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Tom is a senior associate working across Ogier's Corporate, Investment Funds, and Finance teams. He advises investment funds, financial institutions and other clients on a range of structuring, capital raising, financing, transactional and regulatory matters.

Background and experience

Tom has a strong background in domestic and cross-border financial services regulatory and transactional matters, particularly those involving investment funds and their sponsors.

He provides pragmatic and commercially focused advice to help his clients navigate complex legal and commercial issues. Previous matters include the structuring and non-contentious restructuring of investment funds and sponsors, financial product and service design, capital raising and investment terms, debt financings, regulatory advice, and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Ogier, Tom was a senior member of the top-ranked financial markets team at a commercial law firm in New Zealand, where he specialised in financial services regulatory and transactional matters. He also advised extensively on fintech regulation, including in relation to cryptoassets.

He also previously worked in the finance team at an international law firm in New York, where he primarily focused on fund and acquisition financing projects, including leveraged buyouts, subscription line facilities, NAV facilities, and management fee facilities.

Tom received his Master of Laws from Stanford Law School in 2019, and his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 2012.

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2012 - New Zealand (non practising)
2020 - New York (non practising)

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"Tom McLaughlin is a real superstar and his advice and assistance in the delivery of robo-advice has been invaluable."

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

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"Excellence Award, Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year."

New Zealand Law Awards 2021

"Rising Star"

NZ Lawyer Rising Stars List 2021

"Rising Star / Next Generation Lawyer in Investment Funds"

Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

"Associate to Watch in Financial Services / Investment Funds"

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

"The best up and coming lawyer anyone here has ever worked with, he is far superior to anyone else we have engaged with at his level."

IFLR1000 2019


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