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Shipping & Commodities
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Provided by Robert Thomas KC

Practice Areas

Robert has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in a wide range of commercial and shipping matters both in Court and arbitration. Since taking silk in 2011, he has maintained a strong presence in the shipping and commercial fields and has been involved in a number of heavy weight and ground-breaking cases in arbitration, the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Career

MA (Hons), Trinity College, Cambridge. Licence Speciale en Droit Europeen, Universite Libre de Bruxelles. BCL, St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, BILA, LCIA and supporting member of LMAA. Robert is also a registered DFIC practitioner.

Personal

Fluent French, working knowledge of German.

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Shipping & Commodities - UK
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Robert Thomas KC
Robert Thomas KC is a switched-on barrister whose varied practice includes shipping and commodities matters and advice on anti-suit injunctions. He is recognised for his ability in both arbitrations and litigation.

Strengths

"Robert Thomas KC is innovative and assertive in defence of a client's position." "He has a strong practical understanding of ships and how they operate. He is well able to combine this with the applicable rules and judicial considerations."

Recent work

Acted for commodities warehousing company Access World in a USD30 million negligence claim brought by Natixis.

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