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Tom has advised and acted upon claims to set aside or challenge arbitration awards.
Most notably, he acted with Michael Bloch QC in a claim to set aside a shipping arbitration award on the ground that the award had been procured by fraud: Nestor Maritime SA v Sea Anchor Shipping Co Ltd  EWHC 83 (Comm).
He has recently advised upon the merits of a proposed challenge to an arbitrator’s decision as to the value of a property in accordance with an overage agreement.
As a pupil, Tom assisted Jonathan Seitler QC and Edward Sawyer in an ICC Arbitration concerning the liability of a parent company under a guarantee to meet the fit-out costs of a Russian office building. It claimed it was entitled to refuse to pay, on the basis that the building was unsafe. The arbitration raised issues of Russian fire safety regulations.