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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.

Previously served as Group General Counsel and U.S. Business Manager for LASMO PLC

Accredited Mediator for the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

Representative Matters

  • 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 Employment

  • 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

Honors & Affiliations


  • Accredited Mediator, CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution), 2000
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, U.K. Energy Lawyer’s Group

Education & Admissions


  • 1993, Duke University
  • Cantab BA, 1974, with honors, University of Cambridge


  • Supreme Court of England and Wales

Thompson & Knightis now part of
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