Tom Ferns is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the London office of Haynes Boone.

His practice includes representing companies (public and private), shareholders and investors in a variety of business transactions across a broad range of industries with a concentration on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital-backed equity transactions and joint ventures.

Tom's other practice areas include AIM market IPOs, fundraising and placings (representing issuers and brokers).

With more than 30 years of experience, Tom’s has represented public and private companies, corporate finance advisers, brokers, family offices and entrepreneurs in a variety of corporate matters.

Tom is a trusted adviser of, and the "go-to" lawyer for, many of his clients.

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  • 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.
  • AIM Capital Market and Securities: Acted for a number of issuers, nominated advisers and brokers across a number of different sectors.
  • 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.


Law Society Finals, The College of Law, 1993

LL.B. (Hons.), Kings College London, 1991


England and Wales

COVID-19: Impact on Your M&A Deals Under English Law
March 25, 2020

Having begun as a fairly localized issue in the centre of China, the COVID-19 outbreak has spread rapidly across borders, significantly impacting the global economy and causing havoc in financial markets. The impact has been across all sectors, from transport and tourism to manufacturing, technology, energy, retail and beyond. Amidst the market volatility and worsening newsflow, buyers that have [...]