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Tom Smith QC

Tel:
Work 020 7696 9900
Email:
South Square (South Square)

Position

Tom specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, banking and finance, and corporate insolvency and restructuring. He also practices extensively in the fields of company law, civil fraud and asset recovery, professional negligence and trusts. Recent high-profile cases range from major commercial trials such as the Formula One/Ecclestone and Avonwick/Webinvest disputes, to Supreme Court/House of Lords decisions on important legal issues in the fields of banking and restructuring (HIH, Mills v HSBC, Rubin v Eurofinance, Nortel/Pensions Regulator, Morgan Stanley v Tael) and the Lehman Brothers Waterfall Litigation. Other notable work includes many of the recent major restructurings, schemes of arrangement and banking disputes (including DTEK Finance; Goldman Sachs International v Novo Banco; GSO Credit Partners v Barclays Bank, first judgment in the new Financial List). Tom is also an experienced trial advocate in both court litigation and arbitrations. He frequently appears as an advocate both in England and in other jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands and Dubai. Recent cases include Primeo Funds v HSBC; Re Harbinger Class PE Holdings; Re Espirito Santo Bankers Dubai (DIFC Courts).

Career

Called 1999 (Middle Temple); QC 2014.

Member

COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; London Court of International Arbitration.

Education

Clare College, Cambridge (1997 MA Law, 1998 LLM).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareSimply excellent: the complete modern silk.’

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareA quality advocate, who reads his audience and tailors his submissions accordingly.’

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareSimply excellent, he will happily roll his sleeves up and get stuck into a case.’

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareThe complete modern silk.’

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