Thomas M. Shoesmith
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Thomas M. Shoesmith specializes in international corporate transactions, with a special emphasis on China. He has handled more than 100 cross-border acquisitions and complex multinational joint ventures involving more than 50 countries around the world. Since 2003, he has focused most of his efforts on transactions in and with China, including foreign direct investment into the PRC as well as corporate finance and public capital markets transactions for PRC-based companies.
Mr. Shoesmith lived in Asia for more than 20 years, and practiced in China between 2003 and 2010. Until his return to California in 2010 he was the head of the firm’s Shanghai office. His relocation to the United States makes his decades of experience in Asia readily accessible to clients based in the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Shoesmith is a recognized expert and speaker on US-China corporate finance and M&A matters. He has particular expertise in structuring transactions to achieve his clients’ objectives while remaining compliant with the often difficult regulatory and political context of the PRC.
Mr. Shoesmith is admitted to the California Bar. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1979 and his A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University in 1976.