Tom Hall

Manchester, United Kingdom

6 Testimonials
6 Case studies
0 Articles


Practice Areas:

  • Corporate
  • Company Disposals
  • Corporate Finance
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • management Buy Outs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Private Equity
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Venture Capital
Pannone Corporate LLP

I am a Partner in the Corporate team at Pannone Corporate. My practice covers a broad range of corporate work and I advise clients on anything from a simple shareholders’ agreement for founders taking their very first steps with a new venture, right the way up to initial public offerings.

I help our clients to reduce risk, cost and delays in the context of all key corporate law specialisms in the following ways:

  • Delivering on time and within budget by actively project-managing all aspects of the assignment.
  • Leading negotiations on key issues to ensure that any risk and reward is appropriately apportioned between the parties.
  • Recognising the bigger commercial picture and delivering straightforward, pragmatic advice.

Previous Employment


I advise on a wide variety of corporate transactions and the case studies listed below contain provide an example of each of the following:

  • Initial public offerings.
  • Disposals for large corporates and owner-managed businesses.
  • Acquisitions for large UK and multinational corporates.
  • Seed and venture capital funding rounds for high growth businesses.

I am sector agnostic although I have particular experience of transactions involving the healthcare, retail and food, drink & leisure industries. 

As part of the firm’s International Practice Group, I consistently advise in respect of deals with cross-border elements and/or that originate from our firm’s global network, PLG International Lawyers (PLG). PLG is an organisation in which I am passionate about as it enables me and my firm to quickly assemble teams of trusted and reliable advisors from around the globe for the benefit of our international clients. Please refer to the section on “Membership” below for further details of PLG and the benefits it brings to our clients.


University of Sheffield


1999 - 2002

Law (LLB)


Manchester Metropolitan University

2003 - 2004

Legal Practice Course


Title - Edward Drax, MD of Paperless Receipts

“Some lawyers have fantastic legal minds or a keen insight in to the commercial realities and sensitivities of a deal, some are great communicators, making complicated matters appear simple and some roll up their sleeves executing both the big picture and the detail behind it with equal goodwill, but very few possess all these characteristics. Pannone and particularly Tom Hall, is one of the rare breed that combines them all. It was a pleasure working with him.”

Title - Tobin Clark, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company

"Dickies has worked with Pannone Corporate’s International Practice Group over the years and has regularly received a commercially focused and pragmatic approach to the delivery of legal services. The firm provides real value for money and the team’s clear understanding of and experience of dealing with parent organisations from outside the UK is a refreshing bonus at no extra cost."

Title - Sacha Lord-Marchionne, Founder of Warehouse Project and Parklife Festival

“Tom and the team really understand this sector and our businesses, having worked extensively together previously. They had less than four weeks to complete the deals and worked around the clock, seven days a week. The team’s efficiency was praised by all sides on the deal and they delivered with a few hours to spare. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tom and the team and look forward to working with them in the future.”

Title - Legal 500

I am mentioned as “well regarded” in the Legal 500 2015 edition

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Case Studies

Advising tech business ResponseTap on multiple venture capital rounds

I lead the team that advised ResponseTap, the leading provider of call tracking and call analytics solutions, on its Series A and B venture capital funding rounds from Eden and Beringea which helped fuelled its ambitious expansion plans in Europe and the US.

We have worked with ResponseTap almost since its inception, from drafting the initial shareholders agreement to advising on the full suite of detailed transactional documents you would expect on venture capital funding rounds. We have been with the client virtually every step of the way and it is so rewarding when we can help our clients to achieve their ambitions.

Advising international workwear group Dickies on various acquisitions.

International work-wear giant Williamson-Dickie, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a long-standing corporate client. I regularly advise the group in respect of bolt-on corporate acquisitions and group re-organisations, the most recent being North East Rig-Out (NERO), a manufacturer and distributor specialising in fire-retardant work wear for the oil and gas industry.

Our long-standing relationship with Dickies shows that, despite us being headquartered in Manchester, we are able to service the needs of large multinational groups and/or UK subsidiaries with overseas parent companies.  

Advising on sale of live music events Parklife and The Warehouse Project

I led the team on the simultaneous disposal by the founders of The Warehouse Project and Parklife Festival to LIVE Nation-Gaiety, a joint venture between live entertainment companies Live Nation and Gaiety Investments. The Warehouse Project was founded in 2006 in the disused Boddingtons Brewery, Manchester and is currently one of the largest live music events in the country. The Parklife Weekender music festival attracted over 140,000 attendees in 2016.

Our clients set us a deadline of completing both deals in less than four weeks, which was an incredibly tight schedule. The fact that we delivered on time showed that our team has the necessary expertise, resource and determination to ensure that our clients’ requirements are met.  

Advising Manchester Airport on sale of Humberside Airport

I lead the team that advised Manchester Airport plc on the sale of its controlling interest in Humberside International Airport to Eastern Airways.

This was a deal of significant strategic importance to MA but also - being an airport - it was a large scale project of notable complexity. It really was the perfect storm: a unique regulatory framework, a defined benefit pension scheme, a blend of private and public bodies to liaise with and an unusually large number of different elements of the transaction to project-manage then pull together in unison for completion.

Advising Bargain Booze owner on acquisition of 37 GT News stores

I lead the team that regularly advises AIM-listed Conviviality plc, the owner of the Bargain Booze and Wine Rack brands (amongst others), on corporate acquisitions and disposals. I was lead advisor when Conviviality acquired 37 GT News stores in 2015.

This demonstrates the confidence that a large, AIM-listed group has in us to execute considerable corporate transactions.

IPO of online fashion company

I was part of the team that advised online fashion company, a long-standing client of the firm, on its IPO to AIM. At the time this was the largest AIM listing since 2006 in terms of both market capitalisation on admission (£560m) and equity raised.

This deal was particularly satisfying as it helped secure such a fantastic exit for our clients, many of whom retained a stake in the listed vehicle going forward.

The deal collected various awards in 2014, including the following:

  • North West Dealmakers’ Awards: AIM Deal of the Year 2014.
  • C&I Group North West Awards: In House Deal of the Year 2014.


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