Thomas Snider named Head of International Arbitration at Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Thomas Snider (pictured) as Partner and Head of its International Arbitration practice. Snider, joining from Al Tamimi & Co, will be based in the firm’s Dubai office. This strategic move comes as Charles Russell Speechlys expands its presence into Singapore, highlighting the firm’s commitment to enhancing its international arbitration practice in response to the growing trend of global connectivity. 

With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Thomas Snider is highly recognized as an international arbitration practitioner. He has a remarkable track record of successfully resolving complex and large-scale disputes across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Snider’s expertise extends to commercial arbitration, investment disputes, state-to-state arbitration, and matters related to foreign sovereign immunity. 

Snider’s client portfolio is diverse, and his work encompasses various industries, sectors, and dispute types. From construction and infrastructure to energy and natural resources, and retail, consumer, and leisure, Snider has demonstrated his ability to navigate a wide array of complex cases. 

As a testament to his standing in the field, Thomas Snider serves on the panel of arbitrators for several prominent arbitral institutions worldwide. Notably, he is a member of the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and also contributes as a board member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). 

Patrick Gearon, Partner, and Head of the Middle East practice comments: 

“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.” 

Stewart Hey, Partner and Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice adds: 

“Litigation and Dispute Resolution is a fast-growing global 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.” 

Thomas Snider, Partner and Head of International Arbitration practice, says: 

“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.”