Thomas Roe QC

Thomas Roe QC | England

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Thomas Roe QC is a barrister based in London, but much of his work is international. He is instructed by other lawyers and by clients direct from around the world in court proceedings, arbitrations and in an advisory role. Clients include governments, multinational and domestic corporations and individuals.

He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1995 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014. He has a degree in Law from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Thomas specialises in (1) commercial disputes, often with a real property, fiduciary or corporate element; and (2) administrative, constitutional and public international law. He is a highly experienced appellate advocate. Some recent reported cases in which he has appeared include:

Aidiniantz v SHIS Ltd [2018] 1 B.C.L.C. 188, about directors’ appointments;
Bashir v Home Secretary [2018] 3 WLR 573, in the UK Supreme Court, about the UK’s interpretation of the Refugee Convention as applied to its overseas territories;
Patel v Home Secretary [2018] 1 WLR 5245, about the interrelationship of English and EU immigration law;
Dawson-Damer v Grampian Trust Company Ltd (2017) 20 I.T.E.L.R. 722, in the Supreme Court of the Bahamas, about the compatibility of the Bahamas’ rules on trust confidentiality with fundamental rights;
Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2017] 1 WLR 1978, about locus standi under the Constitution; and
Arawak Homes v Attorney General of The Bahamas [2016] 1 WLR 5214, about calculating compensation for government expropriation.

Thomas Roe is recognised in UK Chambers & Partners as a leading QC in both Commercial Chancery and Civil Liberties and Human Rights. He is also the author of an acclaimed book about international investment arbitration.