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David Brynmor Thomas

david.brynmor.thomas@39essex.com

David Brynmor Thomas practises as counsel in complex, high-value international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has particular experience of energy, infra-structure, joint-venture, post-M&A and shareholder disputes.
He has also been appointed as an arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitra-tions, on more than 50 occasions.

David is an honorary professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.

David presently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Insti-tute of Arbitrators, having represented the Chartered Institute at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group on Interna-tional Commercial Arbitration for its work on amendments to the UNCITRAL Model Law and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He is also a member of the In-ternational Chamber of Commerce’s Commission on Arbitration.

Before being called to the Bar, David was a partner in the litigation and arbitra-tion practice at a City of London law firm, where he practised as a solicitor advo-cate.
David is recommended by The Legal 500 for international arbitration, both as arbitrator and counsel; and by Chambers and Partners for international arbitration: arbitrators (Band 1).

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