Thomas Ogden’s practice encompasses a wide range of litigation and arbitration both domestically and abroad, with a particular focus on commercial disputes, civil fraud, professional liability, construction and engineering, information technology and banking and financial services disputes.
Tom is ranked as a Leading Junior in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Recent comments include: “Thomas is a class act. Intellectual but cool, calm and collected. A natural advocate with a charming courtroom manner. A true team player.” (Legal 500, 2022) “Efficient, practical, good with clients, doesn’t sweat the small stuff.” (Legal 500, 2022) “Very insightful and considered in his expression of his views on legally and evidentially complex issues.” (Chambers and Partners, 2021) “He consistently manages to pick out the key points from a complex dispute quickly and efficiently‘’ (Legal 500, 2021).
Tom’s recent caseload includes:
- A number of disputes arising out of the sourcing, sale and purchase of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic including (i) contractual disputes; (ii) fraud claims and (iii) obtaining urgent injunctions to freeze and recover assets.
- Acting in an LCIA arbitration concerning COVID-19, force majeure clauses and payment guarantees in the hospitality sector.
- Acting in a jurisdiction challenge relating to a US$1billion fraud claim against a prominent Dubai family: Haddad v Rostamani  EWHC 1892.
- Acting in a claim against a firm of accountants concerning tax planning arrangements: Necessity Supplies Ltd v PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP  EWHC 1479 (Ch)
- Acting in a dispute concerning floating oil and gas production and storage vessels located off the coast of Brazil.
- Acting in a high-value IT LCIA arbitration arising out a European Government IT Project.
- Acting in a SIAC arbitration concerning the performance of a power plant in Pakistan.
- Acting in various IT disputes arising out of the termination of IT contracts relating to area networks, disaster recovery systems, public broadband initiatives and software development.
- Acting in a dispute between two prominent Russian individuals relating to an alleged conspiracy to misappropriate assets.
Further details of Tom’s practice and experience can be found below.
Before joining Chambers, Tom worked in the Credit Exotics and Hybrids Operations Division at JP Morgan Chase, dealing with credit derivatives and interest rate swaps.