Arbitration Council

Tomas Snider

Overview of professional experience

🔷 Tomas is a Partner and the Head of International Arbitration at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP based in the firm’s Dubai office, UAE. He is experienced in international commercial arbitration, international investment disputes, state-to-state arbitration, and foreign sovereign immunity issues.

🔷 His experience covers a wide range of industries, sectors, and types of disputes, including oil-and-gas, construction, hospitality, telecommunications, automobile manufacturing, distribution agreements, shareholder disputes, and joint-venture disputes.

🔷 Tomas is recognised as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration and is ranked for dispute resolution in Chambers United Arab Emirates. Tom was also named to the Legal 500 Private Practice Arbitration Powerlist–Middle East Region in 2022 and 2023. In the Legal 500 United Arab Emirates (2020), he was described as having “cross-examination skills [that] are excellent. He listens hard, is polite to witnesses and yet wields an iron fist beneath his velvet glove.”

🔷 He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Prior to relocating to Dubai, Tom was a professorial lecturer in law at the George Washington University Law School.