Tomas represents companies, states and state-owned entities in disputes in the oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing and other industries. He has advised clients regarding a wide range of commercial and public international law issues, in the English and Hong Kong courts and in arbitration under all of the major institutional as well as ad hoc rules. He has a particular interest in joint venture, shareholder and post-M&A disputes.
He is also co-chair of HK45, the group for all young arbitration practitioners in Asia and beyond, and regional representative for LCIA YIAG. He was selected by Who's Who Legal for inclusion in "Future Leaders - Arbitration 2017", with sources saying he is “considered a superstar” and is “very, very clever; he is going to do very well indeed”.
Tomas' experience includes advising:
- an upstream oil and gas company in a claim valued in excess of USD 5.5 billion in relation to a joint investment in offshore North Sea oil and gas assets (English law, SIAC arbitration in Singapore)
- a Shandong-based SOE on defending arbitration claims brought by a Hong Kong based investment company following the breakdown of a joint venture in the paper manufacturing business (PRC law, HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong)
- a global financial institution in proceedings in Mauritius and arbitration in Singapore in relation to a financial instrument
- a PRC high net worth individual in relation to injunctive relief and related CIETAC arbitrations
- a global financial institution in relation to swap contracts with a public international law entity
Tomas graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class undergraduate (MA) and graduate degree (BCL). He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2010 and is qualified as a barrister in England and Wales and a solicitor in Hong Kong.