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Linklaters LLP

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Tom Lidstrom

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Specialist in commercial litigation – practised in proceedings before the High Court of Justice and in particular the Commercial Court; conducted numerous arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional: (ICC, LCIA etc); tax litigation; extensive experience of all forms of urgent injunctive relief, including freezing orders, anti-suit injunctions and dawn raids; and specialist in the protection of confidential information.


Partner, London 2000-08; partner, Hong Kong 2008-12; partner, London 2012.


English, Swedish.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Linklaters LLPprovides a high-quality service’. The practice is recommended for high-profile, high-stakes disputes for leading corporations, businesses and banks that are legally novel, examples including complex contractual interpretation cases, joint venture disputes and claims arising from bribery allegations; the practice was recently involved in over 70 substantive hearings in a 12-month period across the breadth of its disputes practice specialisms. It advised Grant Thornton, as liquidators of various companies within the Saad group, in relation to a multi-jurisdictional alleged financial fraud, including a case in the Cayman Islands that involved a claim for the recovery of assets and damages worth approximately $9.2bn. Michael Bennett is the ‘reliably impressive’ global dispute resolution head; Satindar Dogra is London dispute resolution head; and Ben Carrollprovides first-class case management strategy and legal advice’. Kathryn Ludlow, Christa Band, Andrew Hughes, Nick Porter and Patrick Robinson are also highly rated. Other key names include Euan Clarke, Tom Lidstrom, Tom Cassels, Susan Roscoe and Harriet Ellis, along with Rory Conway and Ros Gallagher. Banking disputes expert Susana Cao Miranda joined from Goldman Sachs.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Linklaters LLPhas an excellent practice and sound judgement; it is also very responsive and the firm’s associates provide good support’. It is particularly noted for oil and gas, natural resources, and telecoms disputes. The team acted for the trustee of Lakeshore TolTest Corporation (LTC) (in bankruptcy), in a complex arbitration over sums allegedly due to LTC, regarding the construction of an oil processing facility. Matthew Weiniger QC is highly rated; and Greg Reid is ‘a superb lawyer, who is very good at identifying the relevant issues and providing quick and crisp advice’. Other recommended advisers are Tom Lidstrom, Ben Carroll, Michael Bennett and Satindar Dogra.

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