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Tom Butcher

Partner

Tom is in our international telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) group and is Head of Middle East Communications, Technology and Data Privacy.

He has been based in the UAE since 2008.

He is described as “highly regarded” and ranked as a “Leading Individual” for technology, media and telecommunications in the UAE by Legal 500.

Recognition
His advice is strategic, and excellent from a legal point of view, but also commercially minded and practical.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2022 UAE (TMT)
He is an excellent guy to work with, a nice person who makes you feel welcome. He is an expert who understands things quickly and can boil issues down to get to a resolution.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2022 UAE (TMT)

Qualifications

Admissions

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2002

The College of Law (London), 1998-2000

Legal Practice Course, 2000

Common Professional Examination, 1999

Academic

BA (English Language & Literature), University of Leeds, 1995-1998

Languages

English
Abu Dhabi
Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practicing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as “Allen & Overy Branch” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.