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Thomas Williams is an English qualified barrister and partner and leads the firm’s arbitration practice. He specialises in domestic and international arbitration and litigation.Prior to joining the firm, Thomas was head of arbitration and commercial dispute resolution at the London office of an international law firm. He is an experienced advocate in arbitrations under all of the major institutional rules and in ad hoc arbitrations, and has also appeared regularly as an advocate in the English High Court (including the Commercial Court) and the Court of Appeal.He has particular experience of complex commercial disputes arising in the fields of energy, oil and gas, banking and financial services, and construction and engineering. Much of his work involves cross-jurisdictional issues and the conflicts of laws, such as asset-tracing and the enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards. He has substantial experience in international cases, and frequently works with overseas lawyers in common law and civil law jurisdictions.Thomas accepts appointments as an arbitrator, and is on the panel of arbitrators at the London Court of International Arbitration, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration, and the Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration.He is a graduate of Cambridge University and was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2002.
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