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