Tom Ferns


Education and Clerkships

LL.B. (Hons.), King's College London, 1991

Law Society Finals, The College of Law, 1993


England and Wales


Tom Ferns is a partner and head of the Corporate Practice Group in the London office of Haynes and Boone. Tom's clients include public and private companies, corporate finance houses, financial advisers, sponsors, nominated advisers, brokers, owner managers and entrepreneurs.

His practice includes advising on: mergers and acquisitions (buy side and sell side; public and private); pre-IPO fundraisings, IPOs and securities issues (acting for both issuers and brokers); private equity, venture capital and debt-backed transactions; investments (acting for both companies and investors); joint venture and shareholder structures and arrangements; and corporate governance including advising on the Takeover Code, the Prospectus Regulation Rules, the Listing Rules, the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the AIM Rules and general corporate law.

Tom has been featured in Chambers UK 2019, Chambers & Partners, as a Recognised Practitioner in the Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market practice area.


Chambers UK 2020

Haynes and Boone CDG Featured in Chambers UK Guide 2020

Haynes and Boone CDG has again been ranked in the Chambers UK legal directory, published by Chambers and Partners. The 2020 guide ranked the firm highly in the Shipping, UK-wide category for its skills in the shipbuilding and offshore energy sectors.

Selected Client Representations

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Acted for public and private companies on buy and build strategies in the UK and internationally. He also a great deal of experience advising stakeholders, owner managers and entrepreneurs on the sale side.
  • Capital Market and Securities: Acted for a number of issuers, sponsors, nominated advisers and brokers across a number of different sectors including fintech, technology, media, support services, hospitality, consumer, oil and gas, energy infrastructure and real estate.
  • Private Equity: Acted for sellers, management teams and PE houses and has developed a focus in advising management teams on PE backed transactions.
  • Investment and Emerging Markets: Represented entrepreneurs, start-ups, early-stage companies, and emerging growth companies in all aspects of their early business cycle including entity formation, structuring and funding strategies.

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