Thomas Wingfield | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Thomas Wingfield

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1797

E twingfield@whitecase.com

Overview

Thomas is an associate and Solicitor Advocate in the White & Case Dispute Resolution group, practicing both commercial litigation and international arbitration. Based in the London office of White & Case, he works with the international arbitration, commercial litigation and construction groups. Thomas also worked for six months in the international arbitration team in Singapore, a region of particular interest. His experience includes international arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, LMAA and SIAC rules, DAB proceedings as well as English litigation. His work covers disputes in various industry sectors, such as energy, oil & gas, construction (including under FIDIC style contracts), corporate, financial services, real estate, employment and shipping.

Thomas also advises on contractual interpretation and various contentious issues relating to a broad variety of commercial contracts, including potential causes of action, dispute resolution mechanisms, settlement agreements, sanctions and the structuring of projects to benefit from bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS).

Thomas involves himself in pro bono work and, among other projects, advises at the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau and the Whitechapel Homeless Mission.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales
  • Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)

Education

  • LLB, University of Law
  • MA, University of Durham
  • MA, University of Oxford

Languages

  • English

Experience

A multi-billion dollar series of DAB proceedings and arbitrations on behalf of the principal contractor on one of the world's largest infrastructure projects.

A multi-billion euro ICC arbitration concerning the design and construction of a nuclear power plant.

A S$0.5 billion ICC arbitration involving claims for the rescission of a real estate SPA and damages for breach of contract and misrepresentation.

A US$150 million arbitration, seated in Singapore, on behalf of a European marine engineering company and arising from a dispute over a joint venture.

A SIAC arbitration over claims against a former director for subversion of business opportunities, solicitation of employees, and misuse of confidential information, including a successful emergency hearing for injunctive relief.