Tom Lodder

Managing Director, Consulting

Tom is the head of A&O Shearman’s strategic and regulatory consulting business for Europe and the Middle East.

Tom is passionate about providing consulting advisory services to clients that meet their most critical needs and look and feel different because they are founded on deep industry and regulatory experience and powered by A&O Shearman's top tier legal advice. Tom’s practice spans a broad range of public sector, banking, asset management and corporate clients. He helps clients drive better business performance by enhancing their approach to governance, risk management and regulatory strategy.

Tom's recent client work includes advising on Risk management and transformation for Tier 1 global banks in the context of LIBOR transition and functional transformation for a leading Middle East regulator. Other recent work includes the design of a target operating model for a major European fintech unicorn, governance enhancements for a tier 1 global bank and a listed corporate, as well as sustainability advice to a Middle East regulatory body. Tom also has recent client work in data governance and controls for a major European benchmark administrator. 

Tom’s approach to governance, risk, regulatory strategy and transformation is underpinned by over 20 years’ experience working in this context in the financial services sector in London, Singapore and Japan.

Immediately prior to joining Consulting at the firm, Tom was Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Policy for the Barclays Group. This role involved advising on risk issues and regulatory strategy across a broad range of regulatory change and strategic transformation initiatives. Prior to 2016 Tom spent over 10 years with Barclays based in Singapore leading in-house legal and regulatory policy teams across the Asia Pacific region.

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.