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Chambers of George Bompas QC

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3XT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 5524
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 7907
DX:
385 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.4stonebuildings.com

Alastair Tomson

Tel:
Work 020 7242 5524
Email:
4 Stone Buildings (Chambers of George Bompas QC)

Position

Litigation-focussed practice with experience of High Court and appellate proceedings, and international arbitration (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL), across banking and financial services, natural resources, company, insolvency and general commercial disputes.  Instructed in several proceedings involving interest rate swap mis-selling and the manipulation of LIBOR and EURIBOR; acting since 2015 in the most high-value financial services litigation in the DIFC. Represented the Government of Rwanda in several sets of natural resources disputes since 2011. Experience of international disputes involving cryptocurrencies.

Recent reported cases of note include: Marme Inversiones 2007 SL v Natwest Markets Plc [2019] EWHC 366 (Comm); Re Maud [2019] Ch. 15; Aabar and Edgeworth v Maud [2018] EWHC 1414 (Ch); Marme Inversiones 2007 SL v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2016] EWHC 1570 (Comm); Deutsche Bank AG v Unitech Global Ltd [2016] 1 W.L.R. 3598.

Career

Called 2004, Lincoln’s Inn. Registered in Part II of the register of the Dubai International Financial Centre courts (2015). Called to the Bar of Rwanda for specific matters (2014). Publications: contributor to OUP’s ‘Annotated Companies Legislation’.

Languages

French, Bulgarian and German (basic).

Member

MCIArb; COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; ALBA; Arbitration Club – Financial Sector Branch.

Education

Old Swinford Hospital, Stourbridge; King’s College, Cambridge (1996 BA Hons); University of Birmingham (2003 CPE); Inns of Court School of Law (2004 BVC – Outstanding); Lord Mansfield, Lord Haldane and Kennedy Scholarships and Buchanan Prize from Lincoln’s Inn.

Leisure

Football, cricket, reading, family, playing and listening to music.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Alastair Tomson - 4 Stone BuildingsGreat to work with.

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

4 Stone Buildings houses a strong complement of highly experienced banking silks and juniors. The set can often be found on complex mandates, usually with an insolvency or regulatory bent. Notable cases included Singularis Holdings Limited v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited, in which Robert Miles QC and Andrew de Mestre QC represented the claimant, and Jonathan Crow QC the respondent. Richard Hill QCSharif Shivji and Alastair Tomson also represented the claimaint in Al Khorafi v Bank Sarasin-Alpen before the DIFC.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading juniors

Alastair Tomson - 4 Stone BuildingsHis cross-examination is brilliant and he is very good on his feet.

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Financial services regulation

Within: Leading Juniors

Alastair Tomson - 4 Stone BuildingsUser friendly and extremely hardworking.

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