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Thomas Catto, Associate

Thomas advises on commercial litigation and arbitration.


Thomas advises on commercial litigation and arbitration. He acts for businesses and individuals in domestic and international disputes concerning breach of contract, negligence, shareholder disputes, general debt recovery, and enforcement issues.

Thomas has been based in our Bahrain office since 2013, and has experience of the resolution of disputes in a number of jurisdictions, including England & Wales, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France, and the Cayman Islands. Thomas has a particular interest in the resolution of disputes through arbitration.

Thomas is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Continued assistance in multi-billion USD $, cross-border litigation for the external administrator of Awal Bank B.S.C. (c) (in administration)
  • Successfully defending a MENA headquartered telecommunications operator in a London-seated arbitration claim for damages of USD $680 million
  • Acting in a multi-million GBP £ dispute concerning the sale and acquisition of a substantial development site
  • Successfully defending a leading risk consultancy firm in a misrepresentation and professional negligence claim