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My Expertise

I have a strong track record in dealing with international dispute, frequently through international arbitration, often concerning distressed projects, transactional fall out, shareholder and ownership disputes, as well as UK pensions regulatory work.

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I have acted for major corporations, financial entities, governments, trustees and prominent individuals, often in disputes involving several jurisdictions.

My recent experience includes:

  • One of the largest arbitrations in the technology sector brought under the LCIA rules.
  • International arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and other rules in a variety of sectors.
  • Challenges to arbitral awards, including successfully setting aside a £200m + award on grounds of serious irregularity.
  • Defending a major claim brought by the UK Pensions Regulator arising out of M&A activity.
  • Disputes arising out of supply of goods and services and payment terms in international trade.
  • Contentious issues concerning failed and delayed projects and joint ventures.
  • Disputes arising out of corporate activity and enforcing investor and shareholder rights.
  • Actions to protect confidential information and intellectual property.

Many of my clients are international and I have represented parties from the USA, throughout Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Paciffic.

I have been recommended in the Legal 500 since 2014 for commercial litigation expertise and banking disputes (retail and investment).

Chambers & Partners has said that Richard Twomey 'works extraordinarily hard and has no problem with the most complex legal analysis.'