Tom Mackay and Christina Mackay
Tom is a corporate/commercial lawyer with considerable international and financial services experience. Over 35 years’ experience as a Solicitor mainly as a partner in international law firms in the City but also as head of legal departments at 3i PLC and London Stock Exchange. In:
· 2011 set up Mackay Carter Shaw LLP with a former colleague to offer City experience at reasonable rates for entrepreneurs and their investors. During 2012 his main preoccupation was helping a client build a fund platform in Malta where the plan is to have 100 funds in next few years. Tom has advised on hundreds of private company investments as well as on about 30 public company offerings several on London Stock Exchange (including 5 where he also acted as an approved Sponsor to the Main Market). Illustrations of legal work include: private placement memorandum, investment and subscription agreements (both debt and equity), fund work, options, articles, broker agreements, investment management agreements, joint venture agreements, licensing agreements and LLP agreements, sale and purchase agreements;
· first decade of 2000 worked mainly in the oil industry for various governments but also continued to work with entrepreneurs and on funds. Until 2011 was the senior English law partner in a New York firm with 14 offices in 10 jurisdictions;
· 1990s focussed on public offerings first becoming head of legal department at London Stock Exchange before entering private practice and becoming authorised as a Sponsor to the Main Market. During dot com era Tom worked with a lot of innovative software/internet companies;
· 1980s focussed on venture capital and became head of legal department and a director of 3i PLC when it was hugely innovative and largest VC in Europe (28 area offices throughout the UK and about 4,000 equity and loan investments) and were controlled by Bank of England and UK banks;
Tom was born in England, raised Scotland, qualified as a solicitor first in Scotland then in England. When he was making money from software engineers one of his clients persuaded him to give something back and he set up Tomslaw in 1998 as a website giving free precedent documents to entrepreneurs and their investors. Subsequently he set up InEn in 2002 on a not-for-profit basis helping entrepreneurs communicate with investors.
Tom is experienced in corporate and financial services law and has served on numerous government and Law Society committees.
Co-Founder and Managing Director of InEn, an online platform connecting Investors, Entrepreneurs and Adviser (www.inen.global).
Management Consultant for eight years with Ernst & Young living in New York and London. Working with entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. Specialized in Strategy and Program Management.
MBA from Cambridge University. Speaker Liaison for The Cambridge Union. Poets & Quants named me as an, “MBA to watch”. Recipient of Cambridge University Entrepreneurs Social Enterprise Award. Performing in a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Law degree and CIMA certificate in Business Accounting. Visited over 30 countries. Trekked on Mt Everest, on Mount Kilimanjaro and on the Inca Trail.