Tom Sprange is a partner and Solicitor Advocate in the London office of King & Spalding. He is a member of the firm's International Arbitration Group.
Mr. Sprange’s practice focuses on significant disputes, many with a multi-jurisdictional emphasis. He has acted as Counsel in over 75 international arbitrations in the leading arbitration institutes including the ICC, AAA, SCC, LCIA and ICSID as well as a number of Ad-Hoc arbitrations. He sits as an arbitrator, both as a member of three panel tribunals and as a sole arbitrator. He has also acted as Counsel in proceedings before the High Court of England and Wales. This experience includes acting for the Claimants in arbitral proceedings that involved one of the largest ever commercial arbitration awards; securing a settlement of $1 billion in one of the largest ICSID claims pursued by an investor; acting for the Claimants in two of the leading authorities on world wide freezing orders; and acting for the Defendant in one of the leading authorities relating to relief in support of arbitration pursuant to Section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996.
Mr. Sprange also has experience in conducting internal investigations, audits, and risk assessments for clients in the context of regulatory compliance, including of international and local anti-corruption and money laundering legislation. He has acted for large corporations, governments and individuals in this context.
He is ranked in the UK Chambers and UK Legal 500 directories for arbitration and dispute resolution. He is described as a "a real star”, "fantastic" “impressive”, a “heavyweight arbitration lawyer”, is said to combine a “Mensa-like intellect with a down-to-earth attitude”, to posses “‘extensive commercial arbitration expertise’ to "not just go the extra yard in defending his client’s position, but the extra mile" and to be an “accomplished solicitor advocate”
Mr. Sprange frequently speaks and publishes on international arbitration and regulatory issues.