Rhys Thomas has been assisting clients in resolving complex, international disputes for more than 15 years through litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He has advised multinational corporations, private equity firms, and high net worth individuals on high-stakes disputes, often having a cross-border dimension, including in particular in the Russian Federation and CIS, the Middle East, and Africa.
Rhys frequently represents clients in substantial shareholder and joint venture disputes, breach of warranty claims, as well as fraud proceedings and asset tracing. He has a particular focus on the technology sector and has substantial experience advising on disputes and investigations arising out of complex IT projects, as well as contentious cyber security issues and cyber fraud. Rhys has served secondments at two of the world's leading technology services companies.
Recent representations include advising the City of Moscow in the defense of an LCIA arbitration claim for more than US$2 billion arising from a joint venture for the redevelopment of a landmark Moscow hotel complex, a leading technology services company in disputes arising from a $400 million contract for a global ERP implementation, and high net worth individuals in relation to a complex £100 million breach of trust claim.
- Trinity College, Cambridge University (M.A. in Law with first class honours 2000); Nottingham Law School (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2001)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery — leading individual
Legal 500 UK — IT and telecoms