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Alastair Tomson

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Banking & FinanceCompanyChancery: CommercialCommercial Dispute Resolution
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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

Band 3

Alastair Tomson
Alastair Tomson is a proficient junior appearing both led and unled in a wide variety of financial matters. He has skills in managing cases relating to LIBOR and EURIBOR manipulation, and acts on both the claimant and defendant sides.
Strengths: "An excellent senior junior for banking and corporate disputes; he really knows his stuff."
Recent work: Instructed in Deutsche Bank & Others v Unitech Global Limited & Another, a dispute over an interest rate swap involving LIBOR manipulation claims.
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Company - London (Bar)

Band 3

Alastair Tomson
Alastair Tomson maintains a busy commercial chancery practice, as part of which he regularly handles contentious and non-contentious company work. His areas of expertise include acting in unfair prejudice petitions, for both respondents and petitioners, and advising on transactional work. He regularly acts unled.
Strengths: "Offers fantastic value through his very applicable and practical solutions. He's phenomenally bright, thoroughly user-friendly, and calm and composed throughout." "A very commercial and charismatic barrister who gives pragmatic advice."
Recent work: Successfully defended a number of claims arising out of a shareholders' dispute concerning Petropavlovsk.
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

Band 4

Alastair Tomson
Strengths: "He is phenomenally bright, diligent, practical in his advice and thoroughly user-friendly."
Recent work: Acted in Singh v Bedi et al, a claim seeking equitable relief and further directions in relation to company shares held on trust by family members.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 4

Alastair Tomson
Strengths: "Gets to grips with matters very quickly and brings people on side very quickly. He really leaps in and gets on top of the work."
Recent work: Instructed by the claimant, a Jordanian national currently imprisoned in the UAE, against Dechert LLP and three of its present or former partners. The claimant pursued various claims under UAE law for the harm caused to him in relation to his detention and significant financial and other losses suffered as a result of serious wrongs committed against him by the defendants.
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Alastair has a 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. Has represented the Government of Rwanda in several sets of natural resources arbitration disputes since 2011. Experience of international disputes involving cryptocurrencies. Regularly instructed in the DIFC, both at first instance and appellate level, including high-value banking, civil fraud, and oil and gas litigation.

Recent cases of note include: Bay View Group LLC and The Spalena Company LLC v. Republic of Rwanda, ICSID Case No. ARB/18/21; Dansingani & Anor v Canara Bank [2021] EWCA Civ 714 (CA); Al Sadeq v Dechert LLP & Ors [2021] EWHC 1149 (QB); Syndicate Bank v Dansingani [2019] EWHC 3439 (Ch); Michel v Michel [2019] EWHC 1378 (Ch); Marme Inversiones 2007 SL v Natwest Markets Plc [2019] EWHC 366 (Comm); Re Maud [2019] Ch. 15; Al Khorafi v Bank Sarasin Alpen [2018] DIFC CA 010; 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.

Professional Memberships

CIArb, ChBA, COMBAR.

Publications

Contributor to Annotated Companies Legislation (OUP).

“No-assignment clauses and bank insolvency”, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency (CR&I) 2014, 7(6), 228-230 (co-authored with Andrew Rose).

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