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Thomas Istefanous


Personal Profile

Thomas is an Associate in the Corporate department and has a range of experience in transactional and advisory work. His transactional experience includes advising on acquisitions, fundraising and private equity. He also advises clients on shareholder arrangements and reorganisations.

Thomas particularly enjoys working with founders helping them realise the value of their hard work. In addition, he works with some of the firm's biggest corporates as part of a team which often spans multiple departments.

Thomas is a member of the Corporate Practice Technology Group and the firm's FinTech Group.

Thomas volunteers with the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre providing pro-bono advice to the Black Justice Project and to individuals who are victims of revenge porn (SPITE). In addition, Thomas enjoys working with disadvantaged children via TutorMate who need reading practice.

Key Experience 

  • Acting for a family office in its £200m acquisition of a 50% interest in an architectural giant headquartered in London
  • Acting for a private equity fund in the acquisition of an artificial intelligence and software company 
  • Instructed by founders in a £175m disposal of a family owned spirits business to a drinks conglomerate
  • Acting on £18m fundraising for a start up working to produce clean energy

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Fee Earner, Horwich Farrelly LLP
University of Law, Legal Practice, LLM
University of Sussex, Law, LLB

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