Tom Jarvis
Partner, Tax

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7863 8917
M: +44 7932 000123

EmailE: tjarvis@wfw.com

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Tom is a Partner in the London Tax group. He has extensive experience in advising a wide range of clients on commercial transactions and tax consultancy matters and is routinely involved in delivering multi-disciplinary cross-border transactional tax and structuring services to his clients.

Tom was recently named as one of the Tax Journal’s “40 under 40 to watch” where clients commented that he “[went] above and beyond to assist [the client], came up with creative and practical solutions to problems and worked extremely well with a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional team, even at absurd hours of the morning”.

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    Tom’s experience includes advising:
    • DONG Energy on the reorganisation of its Lincs offshore wind farm joint venture following the decision of partners Centrica and Siemens Project Ventures to sell their respective 50% and 25% stakes in the Lincs project. DONG retains its 25% stake in Lincs.
    • Global Risk Partners Ltd, the private equity-backed insurance intermediary, on its investment programme in UK insurance companies, including specialist retail broker Cavendish Munro Professional Risks, specialist Lloyd’s broker Lonmar Global Risks, Green Insurance Group, Marshall Wooldridge and Higos Insurance Services.
    • The lenders to Chrysaor (backed by EIG Partners) on the tax aspects of Chrysaor’s proposed purchase of certain of Shell’s North Sea assets for a consideration of up to US$3.8bn.
    • Grivalia Hospitality on the agreement for the purchase of a 60% stake in the Pearl Island resort project in Panama from Dolphin Capital Investors.
    • European renewables platform Vortex, which is managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes, on its acquisition of 365 MW UK solar PV portfolio with an enterprise value of c. £470m from TerraForm Power. Comprising 24 operational assets, Vortex’s new acquisition represents one of the largest solar PV portfolios in the UK.
    • OMV AG and OMV Exploration & Production GmbH on the sale of 100% of the shares in its wholly owned subsidiary OMV (U.K.) Ltd to Siccar Point Energy Limited (backed by Blackstone Energy Partners and Blue Water Energy) for a consideration of up to US$1bn.
    • DIF, a leading independent fund management company, on the acquisition of the 26 MW Wadlow onshore wind farm located in Cambridgeshire.
    • PKA, one of Denmark’s leading pension funds, on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Teesside Renewable Energy Plant in the North East of England. The investment bank Macquarie Capital holds the remaining 50%, and the total investment in the plant is anticipated to be in the region of £900m. The deal was awarded European Power Deal of the Year 2016 by PFI magazine.
    • OMV AG and OMV (U.K.) Ltd, a subsidiary of OMV, on the divestment of a 30% interest in the Rosebank Field and related Licences (the “Assets”) to Suncor Energy UK Ltd for a consideration, subject to adjustments, of up to US$215m (US$50m at completion and up to US$165m upon the final investment decision on the development of the Rosebank Field). OMV UK has retained a 20% interest in the Assets.
    • Cubico Sustainable Investments on the refinancing of a £125m UK renewables portfolio.
    • DONG Energy on its sale of a 50% stake in the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension UK offshore wind farm project to Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group.
    • Yildiz Holdings on its acquisition of the United Biscuits group.
    • Punch Taverns on the capital restructuring of £2.3bn of gross debt, being one of the largest and most complicated capital restructurings in the last decade.
    • GIC on its investment in the RAC group.
    • Cinven on its acquisition of the Premium Credit group.
    • Cinven on its acquisitions of the Labco and synlab groups under a common holding structure.
    • Marlin Equity Partners on its acquisition of the IBS group.
    • Silverfleet Capital on its acquisition of the Masai group.
    • Spirit on its takeover by Greene King.
    • DONG Energy in relation to the joint venture established with UK Green Investment Bank plc and Marubeni Corporation for the construction and development of the Westermost Rough offshore windfarm.
    • Lincs Windfarm Limited (a joint venture between Centrica, DONG Energy and Siemens) on matters relating to the Lincs offshore windfarm, including its disposal of the associated offshore transmission assets and its project financing.
    • Ocado on its joint venture with Morrisons.
    • esure on its IPO.
    • Ocado on its IPO.
    • Punch Taverns on its demerger of the Spirit group.
    • Unilever on its acquisition of Sara Lee’s worldwide body care and European detergents business, and the subsequent disposal of Sanex to Colgate.
    • Centrica on the formation of a joint venture with DONG Energy to co-develop offshore wind farms in the Round 3 Irish Sea Zone.
    • Centrica on the sale of its Race Bank wind farm project to DONG Energy.
    • AngloGold Ashanti on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Serra Grande mine in Brazil from Kinross Gold Corporation.
    • Filtrona on its acquisition of Contego Healthcare.
    • Standard Life on its disposal of Standard Life Healthcare.
    • Unilever on its disposal of the Italian Frozen Foods business.
    • Subsea 7 Inc., a global leader in seabed-to-surface engineering and construction, on its merger with Acergy to create a global company with a market value of US$5.4bn.
    • Tomkins on its takeover by Onex and Canada Pensions.
    • Chi-X on its share-for-share combination with BATS Global Market.
    • Standard Chartered on its cash box rights issue.
    • Taylor Wimpey on its open offer and placing.

Education Open

  • 2004 – 2005: Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School
  • 2003 – 2004: Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School
  • 2001 – 2002: MA in Biotechnological Law and Ethics, University of Sheffield
  • 1998 – 2001: BSc (Biochemistry), University of Manchester

Employment Record Open

  • 2014 – 2015: Director, Deloitte LLP
  • 2007 – 2014: Associate, Slaughter and May

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