Alastair Tomson > Chambers of George Bompas QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Bompas QC
4 Stone Buildings


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.


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’.


French, Bulgarian and German (basic).


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


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.


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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

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Alastair Tomson

4 Stone Buildings

User friendly and extremely hardworking.

London Bar > Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Juniors -

Alastair Tomson

4 Stone Buildings

His cross-examination is brilliant and he is very good on his feet.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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Alastair Tomson

4 Stone Buildings

Great to work with.

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.