Thomas is a part-time DPhil student at Brasenose College. He researches the potential anti-competitive effects of horizontal shareholding by institutional investors. Horizontal shareholding exists when the leading shareholders of horizontal competitors overlap, which is increasingly the case in many industries. Thomas takes a holistic approach to this topic by integrating competition law research with insights from corporate governance and corporate law scholarship, economic theory, and empirical economic research. Thomas' research is funded by a generous grant from Oxford's Law Faculty. Professor Luca Enriques and Professor Martin C. Schmalz supervise his research.
Thomas obtained a Magister Juris degree (Distinction) from the University of Oxford, graduating first in class (Clifford Chance prize). He also holds a Master of Laws from KU Leuven (summa cum laude), where he graduated first in class.
Thomas is currently also a lawyer at the Brussels bar, practising competition law and general EU law at Linklaters LLP.
Competition law and policy; corporate law and governance; comparative law; corporate ownership structures; general EU institutional and internal market law.