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Vail Dispute Resolution
7 Bell Yard

Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Acting for both states and investors in investment treaty arbitration proceedings, disputes practice Vail Dispute Resolution was established in 2019 by arbitration specialist Tomas Vail, a former White & Case LLP senior associate.

Dispute resolution > Public international law

Advising on all aspects of investor-state arbitration, independent disputes practice Vail Dispute Resolution was launched in 2019 by former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and White & Case LLP arbitration lawyer, Tomas Vail.

Vail Dispute Resolution ( is an independent disputes practice based in London and led by Tomas Vail.

Vail Dispute Resolution presents a unique offering of arbitration expertise, top-quality practical experience and the significant efficiencies arising from an independent practice.

Tomas is recognised as a leading arbitration practitioner and has represented clients throughout the world, most frequently in Russia and the CIS, Eastern Europe and Africa, conducting disputes under the LCIA, SCC, ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules and related court litigation. He has particular experience of the petroleum, mining and renewables industries, advising on high-value disputes between energy companies and states/state-owned entities.

Tomas’ experience includes advocacy of multi-billion dollar disputes and negotiating settlements at the highest levels of government, on behalf of both states and investors. He also has experience of complex disputes in the construction, telecommunications, financial services, commodities, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors, including joint-venture and post-M&A disputes.

Tomas is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is listed on the arbitrator databases of the LCIA, ICC, SCC and SIAC, among others. Tomas has been appointed as arbitrator in over a dozen disputes, including most recently as Sole Arbitrator in an energy dispute involving a state-entity under the SCC Rules (English law).

Tomas obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law, and completed his undergraduate studies in political science at Macalester College. As part of his legal education, Tomas completed graduate studies in international arbitration at Université Paris X – Nanterre. Tomas is a member of the  New York Bar and is a solicitor of England and Wales. Tomas is fluent in Russian, French and English.

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