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Tamsin Baird

Tamsin Baird

Senior Associate (Australia)

Tamsin is a senior associate in Herbert Smith Freehills' Dispute Resolution division based in London.

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Experience

Tamsin has wide-ranging experience of complex, high-value commercial disputes, including High Court litigation, arbitration and mediation.  She has acted for clients predominantly in the energy, banking and media sectors and has particular experience of advising financial institutions in relation to disputes arising in the energy sector.

Tamsin's experience includes advising:

  • the London branch of a global investment bank in an ad-hoc arbitration seated in London in respect of a professional negligence claim against a firm of engineers arising out of technical due diligence report on a waste to energy power plant
  • BP, eni, Repsol Sinopec and JX Nippon in Commercial Court proceedings brought by Scottish Power under various gas sales agreements relating to the prolonged shut-in of the Andrew Field in the North Sea
  • ICBC Standard Bank in defending claims brought against it in the Commercial Court relating to loan facilities provided to a junior oil and gas company with interests in the Jubilee field in Ghana
  • Sky in a major Commercial Court claim against Thomson Broadband and Technicolor for damages for breach of warranty in relation to the supply of defective set top boxes
  • Dana Petroleum and Star Petroleum in their claim in the Commercial Court against Woodside Kenya for damages for breach of an obligation to drill an exploration well in offshore Kenya under a Farm-In Agreement

 

 

Background

Tamsin holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne.  She undertook a semester of her law degree at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and is fluent in French.  Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills' London office, Tamsin spent three years working in Australia in the commercial disputes division of Allens.  She is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.