Anthony Golding

Anthony Golding

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Of Counsel

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    146 Fleet Street
    London, EC4A 2BU United Kingdom
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Anthony Golding's practice is focused on corporate, finance, and energy law with expertise in negotiations; mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions; private and public equity and debt finance; and spin-offs and IPOs for major companies in a variety of industries. He also advises energy and insurance clients on employment contracts and termination, and counsels clients regarding U.K. aspects of international corporate restructuring.


  • Played a leading role in the restructuring and $1 billion disposal of a large U.K. independent oil and gas company's assets, handling and supervising the negotiations of assets
  • Led legal team on a £1 billion transatlantic acquisition of an international asset management firm by one of the world's largest insurance and financial companies
  • Advised on the U.K. implementation of a merger involving one of the world's leading energy commodities firms, including related tax and employment issues

  • Implemented the $945 million IPO for an oil refining and marketing company's assets, completing the structuring and IPO within six months

  • Drafted and negotiated international corporate and asset sales/purchases totaling £500 million for a substantial international oil and gas exploration and production company

  • Advised a large U.K. independent oil and gas company on its restructuring in preparation for its sale, as well as various joint venture matters
  • Advised and drafted documentation on tax planning and corporate restructuring, saving £120 million for a substantial international oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Orchestrated a planned flotation of Australian subsidiaries on the Australian Stock Exchange

  • Advised on an acquisition of stake in Britain's largest oil and gas explorer and on a standstill agreement with a major software developer as shareholder

  • Negotiated the corporate acquisition of the assets of a leading global provider of integrated information solutions' for £358 million, and advised on an attendant £160 million rights issue and £150 million secured indenture

Prior Experience

  • Senior Associate, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, 2000-2005
  • Group General Counsel and U.S. Business Manager, LASMO plc, 1998-1999; Group General Counsel, 1990-1998; Group Legal Advisor, 1987-1990; Corporate Legal Advisor, 1985-1987
  • Solicitor, The BOC Group plc, 1981-1985
  • Solicitor, Courtaulds plc, 1977-1980; Articled Clerk

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Accredited mediator, CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution), 2000

  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales

  • Member, U.K. Energy Lawyer's Group