Thomas K Sprange QC focuses his practice on advocacy and strategic advice with respect to significant, high value and complex commercial disputes, many with a multi-jurisdictional element or involving issues of private and public international law. He is resident in the firm’s London office and is a member of International Litigation and Arbitration Group.
As an advocate Mr. Sprange regularly appears in the Chancery and Queens Bench divisions of the High Court of England and Wales in respect of a comprehensive range of disputes. He has acted as lead Counsel in over 100 international arbitrations in the leading arbitration institutes including the ICC, LCIA AAA, SCC, and ICSID as well as a number of Ad-Hoc arbitrations. He also regularly sits as an arbitrator, both as a member of three member tribunals and as a sole arbitrator.
He has experience is a broad range of sectors including energy, mining, projects, telecommunications, technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, fashion and sport.
He has acted in a number of headline disputes including for the Claimants in respect of one of the largest ever commercial arbitration awards, state to state claims involving founding issues of public international law, securing a settlement of $1 billion in one of the largest ICSID claims pursued by an investor, several cases involving freezing orders, enforcement remedies and state immunity and claims involving the imposition of international sanctions on commercial contracts.
He is ranked in the latest editions of Chambers Global, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, UK Legal 500 and “Who’s Who” of Commercial Arbitration directories for arbitration and dispute resolution. He is described as “remarkable” a "super lawyer" “a real star,” “fantastic,” “impressive,”, who has “experience in a range of sectors, including aviation, energy and finance,” a “thoroughbred arbitrator who is incredibly smart," a “heavyweight arbitration lawyer,” "technically excellent and very creative, with a strong knowledge base and good problem-solving skills." He is said to combine a “Mensa-like intellect with a down-to-earth attitude” and "an unparalleled work ethic and outstanding attention to client needs," to possess “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”.