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Thomas Catto, Senior Associate

Thomas advises businesses and individuals on a broad range of contentious matters.

Thomas Catto, Senior Associate

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Thomas has experience of complex, high-value litigation in the English Courts, advising clients from the pre-action stage to enforcement and appeals, and also of international arbitration proceedings conducted under LCIA, ICC, BCDR, DIFC-LCIA, and UNCITRAL rules. 

In addition, Thomas advises on dispute avoidance measures, and on alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Thomas’s work frequently has an international element, and he works closely with local advocates and litigators in other jurisdictions, including in the Middle East, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions, to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively.

Thomas has a particular interest in the resolution of disputes through arbitration and has co-authored a number of articles on the subject.

Thomas is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Advising a MENA-based telecommunications operator in an LCIA arbitration brought against it for USD$ 680 million and in subsequent English Court proceedings, resulting in the claim being dismissed and the costs of the action being recovered.
  • Acting in a multi-million dollar fraud claim in the English Courts, which involved securing and maintaining a worldwide freezing order against multiple defendants, prosecuting the claim to trial, and assisting with the enforcement of the judgment in a number of jurisdictions.
  • Assisting with the cross border recognition and enforcement of a Qatari arbitration award, together with related proceedings in Australia.
  • Working as part of the team acting on the Awal Bank Administration, which involves numerous multi-million dollar claims in multiple jurisdictions.