Tom Platt

Senior Associate

Tom advises on complex contracts in the financial services, retail and technology sectors.
He also advises on a range of commercial matters, including intellectual property, information technology and data protection issues. In 2019, he was awarded the Australian Lawyers Weekly ‘30 under 30’ IP Lawyer of the Year Award. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Tom worked in the intellectual property group at a major Australian law firm.


Representative matters

A multinational telecommunications company on its multi-year €1.5 billion collaboration with Infosys, as part of which which Infosys will operate and develop further the telecommunications company’s entertainment and connectivity platforms; 
A global financial institution on its provision of custodial and fund administration services to a multinational insurance company under a global outsource agreement; 
A UK wealth manager in relation to its co-development (and subsequent licensing) of a novel lending advisory platform; 
A financial institution on its £390m acquisition of the Embark Group. 
A global retail company on it £181m sale of its Polish supermarket business to Salling Group A/S.

Pro bono

Advising an indigenous land council on the protection of copyright works created by local artists.
Advising Australian Mardi Gras parade organizers in relation to police harassment of parade participants.
Representing two asylum seekers in Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal proceedings in relation to the grant of protection visas.
Advising the Jane Goodal Institute on IP issues including the protection and licensing of its material IP rights.

Published Work

  • Tom Platt, 2016, “Stalemate Over Chess Broadcast Rights”, CAMLA Communications Law Bulletin, Volume 35, No 4.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Admitted as a Solicitor (NSW, Australia) 2015


  • Australian Lawyers Weekly ‘30 under 30’ Intellectual Property, Winner, 2019




High Court of Australia, 2015 

Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2015


Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1) / Bachelor of Arts (Politics), Macquarie University, 2014
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.