Tom is an English law-qualified Counsel and Solicitor Advocate in the International Arbitration group in London.
With White & Case since 2010, he has also spent over seven years working in the Firm’s International Arbitration team in Paris.
He represents clients as counsel in commercial arbitrations with governing laws in a range of civil- and common-law jurisdictions, as well as in investment-treaty arbitrations involving international law.
He has experience in arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, and LCIA Rules, with seats in jurisdictions including England, Switzerland, Singapore, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
In these representations, he has gained experience of oral advocacy and cross-examination, as well as advising clients in relation to parallel court and arbitration proceedings in numerous jurisdictions.
He has had particular experience in providing advice concerning long-term gas supply agreements in Europe and the Middle East, as well as various disputes under English law and other common-law systems.
Tom has also acted as Tribunal Secretary in arbitrations with English governing law under the LCIA Rules (with London as the seat). He is a Regional Representative for Europe for the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Graduate Diploma in Law
Representing a Middle Eastern seller of gas in a successful ICC arbitration relating to the price of gas under a long-term supply contract (obtaining full dismissal of the counterparty's claims);
Representing a leading European buyer of gas in an ongoing UNCITRAL arbitration relating to a price revision under a long-term supply contract (obtaining full dismissal of the counterparty’s claims) and advising on subsequent price revision negotiations;
Representing a leading European buyer of gas in an ad hoc arbitration relating to the price of gas under a long-term supply contract and further price review negotiations (case settled);
Representing a Middle Eastern seller of gas in an ongoing LCIA arbitration concerning a joint venture dispute and in relation to other joint venture disputes;
Advising a Scandinavian hydroelectric producer in relation to various (ongoing and settled) claims under long-term supply contracts, including price revision claims;
Advising a Middle Eastern aluminium production company in relation to expert determinations concerning prices under long-term contracts;
Representing an African State in ongoing ICC arbitrations relating to a power plant project with contracts governed by a common-law system of law;
Representing an African State in an ongoing ICC arbitration under a contract governed by English law;
Representing an Asian private-equity company in a SIAC arbitration regarding a disputed share valuation under a contract governed by English law (case settled);
Representing an innovative nuclear technology company in an ICC arbitration concerning a joint venture dispute (case settled);
Representing an Asian contractor in a SIAC arbitration regarding defective works in the construction of a coal-fired power plant in South-East Asia (case settled);
Representing Flemingo DutyFree in an UNCITRAL arbitration claim against Poland under the Poland-India bilateral investment treaty and related enforcement and annulment proceedings in various jurisdictions (claims accepted);
Advising a Western European seller of gas in relation to an ICC arbitration claim under a long-term supply contract with an East Asian counterparty (claims accepted);
Representing Eastern European States in ICC arbitrations brought by foreign investors with English governing law and London seats (cases settled);
Representing a South-East Asian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a manufacturing joint venture with a Central European company, involving parallel arbitration and litigation proceedings in multiple jurisdictions (case settled); and
Advising Eastern European sovereign states and international investors in relation to potential claims under bilateral investment treaties and the ICSID Convention.
Case Note on Mitchell v. Democratic Republic of Congo in ICSID Reports, Volume 19 (Cambridge University Press, 2021).
Force majeure and causation: ready, willing and able? in PLC Magazine, 25 July 2019.
Balancing Act(s): Arbitration Act and Senior Courts Act in the New Law Journal, 27 September 2013 (with Rian Matthews)