Thomas Vita is a New York-qualified corporate finance lawyer based in London. He leads the US corporate finance team in London, which specialises in US legal advice in international securities offerings, M&A transactions and other corporate finance matters.
Tom has extensive experience in international securities transactions, including initial public and follow-on SEC registered and Rule 144A offerings, investment grade and high-yield debt issues, privatisations, tender offers, exchange offers and rights offerings. Tom has represented leading global investment banks and issuers on transactions in the United States, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. His experience includes transactions in the banking, entertainment, gaming, Internet/technology, insurance, telecoms, retail, steel, transportation and logistics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, real estate and mining and minerals industries. Tom is fluent in Spanish.
Tom has repeatedly been ranked in Chambers and Partners and is described as “an outstanding capital markets lawyer, especially in an international context”. In Chambers and Partners UK Tom has been described as being “highly regarded for his equity capital markets practice”.
Tom joined the London practice as a partner in 1998. Prior to this, Tom worked at a leading New York law firm.