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Tom Smith QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Global
Restructuring/Insolvency - UK

Band 1

Tom Smith QC
A popular silk with an impressive caseload including substantial domestic and international matters. He stands out for his work on schemes of arrangement, and is considered particularly noteworthy for his responsiveness and efficiency on cases. He is also experienced in the handling of offshore fund liquidations.
Strengths: "He has an incredible work ethic, is very approachable and is a super, super person to work with." "Tom is extremely user-friendly, comes up with good ideas and sensible solutions, and is tremendous on the law." "He is extremely pleasant to work with, knows all the issues and is very calm under pressure."
Recent work: Acted for the Thomas Cook group in relation to its attempted restructuring through a scheme of arrangement, and then for the group in relation to the subsequent applications to place it into liquidation.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

Band 4

Tom Smith QC
Strengths: "Clever and able, he can do an amazing amount of work." "He is very effective in the way he presents to the court."
Recent work: Acted for Avonwick in its claim to recover a USD200 million loan made to a vehicle controlled by a Russian oligarch.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery - UK

Band 3

Tom Smith QC
Strengths: "Very client-friendly and has good technical skills. He is also an excellent cross-examiner." "Very easy to work with."
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Offshore (Bar) - UK

Band 3

Tom Smith QC
A commercial litigation expert with experience of investment funds disputes and liquidation matters involving a number of offshore jurisdictions. He regularly appears in the BVI and the Cayman Islands.
Strengths: "Tremendously hard-working and very easy to work with." "A thoughtful and tenacious advocate, he can carve up the most complicated problems and translate them into plain English."
Recent work: Appeared for Primeo Fund in relation to a USD450 million dispute regarding the rectification of the share register of one of the main Madoff feeder funds.
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