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Thomas Dick - Tax Partner in London


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Transactional Partner in London

How Can Tom Help You?

Tom is a transactional lawyer, qualified in England and New York, with a heavy tax background. He has over thirty years' experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

Tom assists multinationals with their cross-border transactions, and supports the venture team on capital-raising by new companies.

He supports the charities team on international philanthropy and recognition issues, and advises several UK endowed charities on the legal/tax aspects of their investment in alternatives.

As the national security regulation of cross-border trade and deals increases, Tom works with clients on complying with the UK's National Security & Investment Act, its export controls and sanctions.

He co-founded the group of VWV lawyers exploring the legal and tax aspects of digital assets and blockchain technology - 'Blockbusters'.

What You Might Like to Know

Tom is the author of numerous articles, including:

  • UK Government identifies "45 High Priority Items" for Russia's war effort - how can UK exporters protect against diversion of their exports to Russia? - VWV Website, Corporate Blog (24 October 2023)
  • The First U.S. Restriction of Outbound Investment in Unlisted Chinese Tech Companies: What Does It Mean for UK Institutions Investing in U.S. Managed Funds? -  VWV Website, Corporate Blog (13 September 2023) 
  • Rishi Sunak Announces Inquiry Into UK Universities' Sharing of Drone Technology with Iranian Researchers and Institutions, Acting on Investigative Journalism - VWV Website, Corporate Blog (23 June 2023)
  • Alert for the UK's Knowledge Economy: New Dual-Use Items Controlled When Exported from Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) - VWV Website, Corporate Blog (4 May 2023)
  • Charities Earning Staking Revenue - [2022] Private Client Business 143–156 (with Emma Bradley)
  • The National Security & Investment Act 2021: 10 Things UK Universities Must Do Now to Prepare - University Business (Nov. 2021)
  • UK University Guidance - When Will Your Research Collaborations and Spin-Outs Be Subject to a National Security Assessment? - VWV Website, Higher Education Blog (29 July 2021)
  • How Foreign Funds and LPs Can Avoid Filing Mandatory Declarations With CFIUS for Investments in U.S. Critical Technology Business - Private Equity Law Report (June 2021)
  • Charities Investing in U.S. Private Equity Funds - Tax Journal (October 2019)
  • Advice on Working with U.S. Grantmakers - Charity Finance Magazine (October 2019)
  • IRS Eases Path for UK Charities Seeking Opinions on Their Equivalency to U.S. Tax-Exempt Charities - Tax Journal (online version) (December 2017)
  • IRS Revokes U.S. Tax-Exempt Status of Prominent UK Charities - Tax Journal (August 2017) 

Tom graduated from: King's College, University of London, B.A. (Hons) English 1983; University of Virginia School of Law (where he was a member of the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of International Law), J.D. 1988; and Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M. (Taxation) (with Distinction) 1997.