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About Tom Godwin

Tom has advised on a wide range of matters across public and private M&A transactions and joint ventures, equity capital markets and general corporate issues.

He has particular experience of the energy and natural resources sectors, and is a senior member of our oil and gas and mining and metals teams.

Tom has worked in our Hong Kong office and recently completed a six-month secondment with the senior advisory team of a London-based investment bank.

Recent work

  • Advising Xstrata its $90bn all-share merger with Glencore International.
  • Advising AB InBev on the various disposals required in relation to its £78bn combination with SABMiller. Read more about the deal in our case study.
  • Advising Henderson Group on its recommended offer for Janus Capital and potential US registration in relation to the $6bn merger
  • Advising on the recommended offer by Telecity Group for Interxion, and subsequent  $3.8bn merger of Telecity Group and Equinix.
  • Advising the issuer and selling shareholders on the £1.125bn IPO and premium listing of the Just Retirement Group.



  • Cambridge University, UK (BA and MA in law)

Professional qualifications

  • Qualified legal practitioner in England and Wales