Thomas is an associate in the Paris office. He has experience in a number of contentious and non-contentious procedures in international commercial arbitration in relation to the energy, aeronautics, construction and banking sectors, primarily in Europe and Africa. Thomas also has a broad experience of annulment proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal and litigation proceedings before the French domestic courts.
Thomas’ recent experience includes:
- Representing two consortiums of leading oil and gas majors in several distinct billion-dollar Stockholm-seated UNCITRAL arbitrations against a Central Asian State arising from breaches of a production sharing agreement relating to the division of profits, the recovery of costs, and the State’s use of its regulatory powers
- Representing a major global financial institution in a London-seated LCIA arbitration arising from a Middle East joint venture contractual and financial dispute
- Representing a Malaysian construction group and its French subsidiary in a Paris-seated ICC dispute against the national energy company of an African State relating to the construction and operation of a desalination plant
- Assisting a leading oil and gas major in a dispute against a Middle East State relating to the late life investments obligations of a series of profit-sharing agreements
- Representing a Malaysian construction group and its French subsidiary in annulment proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal.
- Representing aviation consultancy firms in the aeronautics industry in two separate ICC arbitrations against a global aerospace corporation relating to the alleged breach of several consultant agreements
- Representing a leading arbitration institution in several proceedings brought by parties before the French domestic courts on the basis of contractual liability
- Assisting a Spanish construction company against a public entity in a dispute based on contractual and legal penalties relating to a major railroad infrastructure project in Tunisia
- Representing a Turkish construction company in an ICC arbitration seated in Brussels in relation to the termination of real estate projects in North Africa
- Acting as secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC arbitration regarding drilling operations in Argentina
Thomas also has a background in academia and has given lectures at Nanterre University in European and International Private Law.
Thomas holds a Master’s degree in International Private Law and International Arbitration from Pantheon-Assas University. During his time at the Paris Bar School, he successfully completed the Advanced Programme in Investment Arbitration.