Tom joined Systech in 2010 and is a construction and projects solicitor, based primarily in the Middle East, who has considerable international experience across a range of sectors including buildings, roads, airports and oil and gas.
Tom acts predominantly for contractors and subcontractors in all types of dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on international arbitration and mediation under the ICC, LCIA and DIAC rules. In addition, Tom offers contentious and non-contentious advice on a variety of contractual issues arising under construction and engineering contracts such as FIDIC, IChemE and NEC.
Recent examples of Tom’s work includes acting in an international arbitration for a large Japanese contractor on a high-tech metro project, preparing a claim for extension of time on a high value petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia and providing legal and contractual advice to international contractors on projects across the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
Tom is a Member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Society of Construction Law (Gulf and UK) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.