Tom Bruce


Tom Bruce

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Tom joined Farrer & Co in September 2006 and qualified into the Corporate Team in September 2008.


Durham University (LLB) and Nottingham Law School


The Law Society; British Association for Sport and Law

Tom Bruce ‘provides superlative service’. Legal 500

Tom Bruce is recommended for corporate governance matters, and ‘has almost singlehandedly helped to modernise the governance of many sports organisations.' Legal 500

Tom advises corporate and commercial clients on a broad range of corporate matters.  He specialises in corporate transactions, advising private and public companies and investors in connection with share and business acquisitions, disposals, fundraisings and re-organisations.

Tom has particular experience in advising owner-managed companies at all stages of their growth, from their funding and acquisition strategies through to disposals and sales.  He also advises companies on their corporate governance requirements and is a member of the firm's Sports Group.

Who we help

Tom works closely with our sports clients on a wide range of corporate, commercial and constitutional matters. He advises national governing bodies and commercial sports organisations in connection with share and business acquisitions, disposals, investments and re-organisations and has particular experience in advising national governing bodies on the incorporation of companies to run international sporting events.


Tom also regularly advises our sports clients on constitutional and corporate governance matters (including compliance with the Companies Act 2006) and unincorporated associations on their incorporation.  Tom is a contributor to Lewis & Taylor's leading textbook "Sport: Law and Practice" and regularly provides training for the Sport and Recreation Alliance, UK Sport and Sport England.

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