Charles Russell Speechlys Appoints Thomas Snider as Head of International Arbitration
Thomas Snider has been named Partner and Head of the International Arbitration practice at Charles Russell Speechlys. Formerly with Al Tamimi & Co, Snider will operate from the firm’s Dubai office. This decision aligns with Charles Russell Speechlys' expansion into Singapore, underscoring the firm's dedication to bolstering its international arbitration expertise in light of the escalating global interconnectedness.
Boasting a distinguished professional journey of more than 20 years, Thomas Snider is a renowned figure in the realm of international arbitration practice. His notable achievements encompass a history of skilfully navigating intricate and extensive conflicts spanning the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Snider's proficiency encompasses diverse facets, including commercial arbitration, investment disputes, state-to-state arbitration, and the intricate domain of foreign sovereign immunity.
Snider's clientele is characterised by its diversity, reflecting his adeptness in addressing a multitude of industries, sectors, and categories of disputes. His scope of work extends seamlessly across domains as varied as construction and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, and the realms of retail, consumer affairs, and leisure. Snider's capability in steering a broad spectrum of intricate cases is evident in his successful track record.
Highlighting his stature within the discipline, Thomas Snider holds positions on the panel of arbitrators for several renowned arbitral institutions on a global scale. His roles include being a distinguished member of the Court of Arbitration at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), along with his valuable contribution as a board member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
“Tom has a well-deserved reputation globally and his multi-disciplinary and cross-border expertise means he is perfectly positioned to drive our growing international arbitration practice. His experience and profile in the Middle East, Africa and Asia is top tier, and his arrival will continue the growth and development of our global arbitration offering,” Patrick Gearon, Partner, and Head of the Middle East practice said.
Stewart Hey, Partner and Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, highlighted the rapid expansion of the global litigation and dispute resolution team at Charles Russell Speechlys.
“Since the beginning of the year, we have welcomed seven high-calibre Partners to the division across our geographies. Our commitment to further bolstering the team’s international capabilities is driving a virtuous circle of excellent client results, exciting new instructions, and increased market recognition around the world,” Stewart Hey added.
Thomas Snider, Partner and Head of International Arbitration practice said: “Charles Russell Speechlys has presence on the ground in most of the world’s major arbitration centres, including London, Paris, Geneva, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The Firm’s impressive global footprint and multidiscipline practice is what drew me to the Firm initially and I can’t wait to work alongside the exceptional team.”