Thomas Corby > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Banking
  • Energy and commodities
  • General commercial
  • Insurance
  • International arbitration
  • Shipping
  • Sport


Thomas has a varied commercial practice, with a focus on international arbitration, energy, insurance/reinsurance, banking and shipping.

He has extensive experience of arbitrations under a variety of rules, both as sole counsel and led. This includes acting as sole English counsel in high-value international arbitrations, including a gas-price review arbitration in Munich, an arbitration in Panama City arising under a contract for the sale of oil, and a construction arbitration in Milan.

Thomas also regularly appears as sole counsel, and with a leader, in the Court of Appeal and High Court. He has significant and recent experience of applications for anti-suit injunctions, worldwide freezing injunctions and applications under the Arbitration Act 1996.

He was highly recommended in Legal Week’s “Stars of the Bar 2017”.


Spanish (proficient)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Thomas CorbyTwenty Essex ‘Super bright, inspires confidence, excellent on paper. A real star.’

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Thomas CorbyTwenty Essex ‘He is decisive, super-bright, user-friendly and inspires confidence.’