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Thomas Sprange provides advocacy and strategic advice in significant, high-value and complex commercial disputes. A partner in our International Arbitration and Contracts and Business Torts practices, Thomas represents clients in a wide range of international disputes under local, private and public international law. In 2015, Thomas was appointed Queen's Counsel (QC). He is described by his peers and clients as “a superb advocate”, “class act”, “remarkable,” a “super lawyer,” “a real star,” “fantastic”. 

As an advocate, Thomas has acted as lead counsel in more than 100 international arbitrations in the leading arbitration institutes, including the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. He also regularly sits in three-member arbitration tribunals and as a sole arbitrator.

Thomas frequently represents clients in the Chancery and Queens Bench divisions of the High Court of England and Wales in a broad array of disputes. He has experience working with clients in numerous sectors, including energy, mining, projects, telecommunications, technology, financial services, real estate, pharmaceuticals, fashion and sports.

Thomas is the Managing Partner of the London Office.

He is ranked in the latest editions of the Chambers Global, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 UK and Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, Asset Recovery and Construction directories for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. He is described as “a superb advocate”, “class act”, “remarkable,” a “super lawyer,” “a real star,” “fantastic,” “impressive,” “smart, percipient and energetic, ” and “commercially astute and a great lawyer” with sources adding that “his advocacy skills are brilliant” and he has “experience in a range of sectors, including aviation, energy and finance.” and that “he is very responsive, sharp and quick to seize the key issues”.  Sources also say Thomas is a “thoroughbred arbitrator who is incredibly smart, ” a “heavyweight arbitration lawyer” and “technically excellent and very creative, with a strong knowledge base and good problem-solving skills. ” Furthermore, Thomas 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”; 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.”

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Credentials

LL.M., University of New South Wales, with distinction

L.P.A.B. Dip. Law, University of Sydney, Australia

England and Wales

Law Society of New South Wales

Ranked for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution


Chambers Global, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration and London Fraud


Chambers UK, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration


Chambers Europe, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Civil Fraud


Legal 500 UK, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation


Who’s Who Legal

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Recognition

Ranked for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution


Chambers Global, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration and London Fraud


Chambers UK, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration


Chambers Europe, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Civil Fraud


Legal 500 UK, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation


Who’s Who Legal

Matters

An ICC arbitration regarding a $19 billion Treaty dispute between two sovereign states relating to oil and gas transportation rights.

For the Claimant, Motorola, in a $2.5 billion fraud and enforcement claim against the Uzan family including freezing order proceedings in the Commercial Court.

Two related UNCITRAL arbitrations involving claims in excess of $1.5 billion against the Government of India.

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An ICC arbitration regarding a $19 billion Treaty dispute between two sovereign states relating to oil and gas transportation rights.

For the Claimant, Motorola, in a $2.5 billion fraud and enforcement claim against the Uzan family including freezing order proceedings in the Commercial Court.

Two related UNCITRAL arbitrations involving claims in excess of $1.5 billion against the Government of India.

Commercial Court and related appeal proceedings with respect to a $500 million claim for damages against a sovereign wealth fund.

Matters

An ICC arbitration regarding a $19 billion Treaty dispute between two sovereign states relating to oil and gas transportation rights.

For the Claimant, Motorola, in a $2.5 billion fraud and enforcement claim against the Uzan family including freezing order proceedings in the Commercial Court.

Two related UNCITRAL arbitrations involving claims in excess of $1.5 billion against the Government of India.

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Matters

An ICC arbitration regarding a $19 billion Treaty dispute between two sovereign states relating to oil and gas transportation rights.

For the Claimant, Motorola, in a $2.5 billion fraud and enforcement claim against the Uzan family including freezing order proceedings in the Commercial Court.

Two related UNCITRAL arbitrations involving claims in excess of $1.5 billion against the Government of India.

Commercial Court and related appeal proceedings with respect to a $500 million claim for damages against a sovereign wealth fund.

Credentials

LL.M., University of New South Wales, with distinction

L.P.A.B. Dip. Law, University of Sydney, Australia

England and Wales

Law Society of New South Wales

Ranked for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution


Chambers Global, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration and London Fraud


Chambers UK, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration


Chambers Europe, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Civil Fraud


Legal 500 UK, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation


Who’s Who Legal

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Close

Recognition

Ranked for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution


Chambers Global, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration and London Fraud


Chambers UK, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration


Chambers Europe, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Civil Fraud


Legal 500 UK, 2017

Ranked for International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation


Who’s Who Legal