Personal Profile

Tom Roberts is a Managing Associate in the Fraud and Dispute Resolution department. He is a commercial litigator with significant experience of high value, multi-jurisdictional, complex commercial disputes across a broad range of sectors, including banking & finance, oil & gas, telecoms, media and technology and sport.

His practice encompasses both claimant and defendant work, and primarily involves breach of contract, negligence, fraud and/or breach of fiduciary duty claims. Tom has acted for high net worth individuals, sovereign wealth funds and investment banks, in addition to a wide variety of FTSE 100 and 250 companies and financial institutions. He also has experience of working on funded and ATE insured cases for large numbers of individual claimants.

Key Experience

  • Acted for Standard & Poor's against 19 banks and other institutional investors in a claim against the rating agency for c. US $200 million, regarding CPDOs sold by ABN-Amro. McGraw-Hill International (UK) Ltd v Deutsche Apotheker-Und Artzebank EG & Others (Comm.) 
  • Acted for an Italian oil multinational in various high value tax related contractual claims made against it by a UK oil multinational.
  • Acted for the Libyan Investment Authority in its c. US $1 billion claim against Goldman Sachs International in relation to disputed synthetic trades placed in 2008. The Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs International (Ch.)
  • Acted for the directors and former directors of Liverpool Football Club in breach of fiduciary duty claims for c. £200 million brought against them by the former owners of the club, Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Sir Martin Broughton & Others v Thomas O Hicks, George Gillett & Others [2012] (Comm. & Court of Appeal)
  • Acted for 555 individual claimants against an investment vehicle, its former associates and professional advisers in claims for c. £120 million, in relation to several failed technology investment schemes. Andrew Brown & Others v InnovatorOne plc (in liquidation) & Others [2011] EWHC 119 (Comm.)
  • Acted for Mr Boris Berezovsky in his c. US $1.3 billion claim against the estate of his former business partner. Berezovsy v The Interim Administrators of the Estate of Arkadi Patarkatshishvili & Others (Ch.)

Career History

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, King & Wood Mallesons LLP
Associate, Enyo Law LLP
Trainee, Addleshaw Goddard LLP
College of law, Graduate Diploma in Law
The University of Leeds, BA (Hons) English Literature & Theology