Thomas Ogden’s practice encompasses a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on international arbitration, professional liability, civil fraud, 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. Comments include: ‘He consistently manages to pick out the key points from a complex dispute quickly and efficiently‘’ (Legal 500, 2021); ‘He is deft at distilling obscure legal and technical issues into clear strategic advice’, ‘very hardworking, knowledgeable’ (Legal 500, 2019); ‘He has a keen eye for detail while delivering good strategic advice for the client’, ‘very strong on the technical points’ (Legal 500, 2017); ‘He has a calm and reassuring demeanour, which instils confidence’ (Legal 500, 2016); “an astute and insightful junior” (Legal 500, 2015); “recommended for his wonderful drafting style, and superb attention to detail” (Legal 500, 2014).
Tom’s recent caseload includes:
- Various disputes arising out of the COVD-19 pandemic including (i) obtaining urgent injunctions to freeze and recover assets; and (ii) acting in contractual disputes arising out of contracts for PPE.
- Acting as sole Counsel in a dispute concerning floating oil and gas production and storage vessels located off the coast of Brazil.
- Acting in a high-value IT arbitration arising out a European Government IT Project.
- Acting as sole Counsel in dispute concerning power plants in South Asia.
- Acting as sole Counsel in a two week trial in the High Court defending an architect alleged to have negligently designed a “floating cinema” (Freeborn v Marcal 2019 EWHC 454 (TCC))
- Acting as sole Counsel in a claim for the recovery of high-value vintage cars.
- Acting as sole Counsel 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 as sole Counsel in a dispute between two prominent Russian individuals relating to an alleged conspiracy to misappropriate assets.
- Acting as sole Counsel in a US$50million claim arising out of a sale purchase agreement.
- Acting (led by Graham Chapman QC) for one of the ‘Big Four’ in a claim concerning tax planning arrangements
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.