Tomas is a member of the firm's market-leading Asia dispute resolution practice, based in Singapore. Specialising in cross-border arbitration, he advises clients on complex disputes, with a particular focus on the TMT and energy sectors and in relation to private equity and sovereign fund investments.
Tomas is also a key member of our Philippines and India practices. He has recent experience in commercial fraud, joint venture, shareholder, post-M&A and contractual disputes, including complex quantum assessments.
Tomas has handled arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC and CIETAC as well as UNCITRAL rules and pure ad hoc cases. Tomas moved to Asia in 2014 after practicing in London, and has acted in multi-jurisdictional matters including proceedings in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, the PRC, England, Thailand and Mauritius.
Tomas is ranked as an Arbitration Future Leader by Who's Who Legal (2017-9), who describe him as "an extremely talented lawyer with excellent judgement and impressive advocacy skills" .
Tomas' recent experience includes representing:
- an energy company in a dispute relating to reserves evaluation, decommissioning cost estimation and maintenance regimes (SIAC arbitration in Singapore)
- a PRC state-owned enterprise in a contractual dispute with an investment fund (HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong and related PRC proceedings)
- clients in the hospitality industry in relation to properties in India, Thailand, the Maldives and Mauritius (arbitration and related court proceedings)
- the co-founder of a medical devices company in a shareholder dispute (HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong)
- various financial institutions on issues including sovereign immunity, employee fraud, and disputes under debt instruments and trading contracts (arbitration and related court proceedings)
Tomas graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class undergraduate (MA) and graduate degree (BCL). After teaching at Oxford, he qualified as a barrister in England and Wales and a solicitor in Hong Kong.