Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas

Managing Partner, Head of Corporate and Banking

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Email: rthomas@hcrlaw.com


Rod joined the firm in 2000, having previously worked for DLA Piper and Stewart McKelvey in Canada. Rod is Head of the Business Services Department and Head of the Corporate Team. He is also the firm’s Managing Partner. He specialises in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity funding.

A graduate of Oxford University, Rod previously practised in the USA and Canada, where he specialised in international corporate law.

Legal 500 describes the corporate team which Rod heads up as “well regarded for its expertise in corporate transactions” and notes that Rod himself “knows his stuff”.

Clients praise Worcester-based corporate head Rod Thomas as “a very good problem solver and negotiator.” He focuses his practice on M&A and private equity funding.

Chambers and Partners rankings

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Testimonials

Corporate/M&A – West Midlands – Chambers & Partners 2016

Rod Thomas is head of corporate, head of business services and the firm’s managing partner. He has a loyal following of AIM-listed clients based locally and further afield.

Corporate and Commercial – Legal 500 Rankings 2016

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has the ‘correct level of expertise in the business to cover all requests’. Arpinder Dhillon focuses on transactional work, particularly in the healthcare sector, and the ‘pragmatic’ Alison Scott has strong cross-border expertise and assisted key client E J Group with its acquisition of a group of companies based in Ireland and Australia. The highly rated Rod Thomas heads the team.

Rod Thomas – Chambers and Partners 2016

Rod Thomas heads the firm’s corporate and business services departments, while also serving as managing partner. He provides clients with a broad range of corporate transactional expertise.

Rod Thomas – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 rankings

Rod Thomas is recommended.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 rankings

Rod Thomas – Chambers and Partners 2015

Rod Thomas offers profound experience of the domestic M&A market, and clients appreciate his hands-on approach and commercial awareness.

Chambers and Partners 2015

Rod Thomas – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

Rod Thomas is recommended.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

Rod Thomas – Corporate

“I think you have both been amazing throughout this deal and I honestly don’t believe that anyone else would have had a chance to pull it off. Your advice was always spot on. In all my years of business and closing deals, I’ve never worked with such an experienced, confident team and I genuinely mean that and appreciate what you have done.”

Andy Hopkins – Director and shareholder of the target company (Project Rome)

Rod Thomas – Chambers and Partners 2013

Rod Thomas draws praise from clients for his “no-nonsense approach to deals, cutting through the minutiae with an ability to come up with practical answers and solutions.” He is “bright and attentive, quick on the uptake and quick to respond,” and “has a real focus on client satisfaction, provides innovative ideas and suggestions, and deploys the appropriate resources from his team to undertake specific tasks.”

Chambers and Partners 2013

Rod Thomas- Chambers and Partners 2014

Clients praise Worcester-based corporate head Rod Thomas as “a very good problem solver and negotiator.” He focuses his practice on M&A and private equity funding.

Chambers and Partners rankings 2014


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