Tim is a partner in the corporate practice in London.
Tim specialises in big and often high-profile projects.
He has more than 30 years’ experience of large-scale re-organisations in industries ranging from nuclear power and telecoms to postal services and dairy. He also advises clients in challenging legal environments such as online gaming.
His breadth of experience and ability to perform under pressure earned him the job of lead partner responsible for the firm’s role as official legal services provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He co-ordinates all aspects of Freshfields’ involvement, bringing together expertise from all the firm’s practice groups to deliver a range of multi-faceted services.
Tim has extensive international experience. He spent six years in the firm’s Madrid office, where he experienced at first hand the internationalisation of Spanish business. He worked on several high-profile cross-border M&A and ECM deals as Spanish businesses developed their international ambitions.
He is also country partner for Greece, where he has more than 20 years’ experience. Clients will benefit from his knowledge of this market and close working relationships with the leading Greek law firms.
Tim has also held a variety of management and leadership roles within the firm, including London managing partner and co-head of the Capital Markets group. This has equipped him with a good understanding of the governance challenges of business, something many clients appreciate.
He chairs the London Steering Group of Business Action on Homelessness and in 2010 was appointed HRH the Prince of Wales’s Ambassador for London.
• Advising Quinenco on its acquisition of Shell’s downstream business in Chile.
• Advising the Shareholder Executive in relation to Royal Mail.
• Advising two major international businesses on their investments in India.
Career to date
Tim joined the firm in 1981 from university. He became a partner in 1990.
Qualifications and education
MA and BCL Wadham College, University of Oxford
English and Spanish