Tom Canning is a partner in the London office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group.
Primary Focus & Experience
Tom has a broad practice which covers all aspects of corporate and commercial dispute resolution. He is recognised as having particular expertise in international dispute resolution.
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His clients have included federal and state governments, state-owned entities, airlines, property investment companies, satellite operators, IT and telecommunications companies, oil and gas corporations, insurers and reinsurers, accountancy firms, banks (both clearing and investment) and other financial institutions.
His expertise includes:
- Arbitration conducted under all of the major sets of rules including UNCITRAL, ICSID, DIAC, DIFC/LCIA, SIAC, SCC, ICC and LCIA, as well as ad hoc arbitration
- Litigation in the High Court (including the Commercial Court and the Technology and Construction Court), Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of England & Wales
- Applications for injunctive relief (including freezing injunctions, restraining injunctions, anti-suit injunctions and search orders) and interim remedies in aid of overseas proceedings
- Advising corporates and financial institutions in relation to anti-corruption policies and compliance with the Bribery Act 2010.
Tom has a specialist knowledge of dispute resolution in the Middle East, a region in which he lived and practised for 3 years.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Tom was listed in The Lawyer Magazine’s Hot 100 List, an independently compiled list of leading practitioners in their fields. He has been described in the legal press and by leading commentators as an "all-round great lawyer", a “rising star”, having a “great future” and “commercially astute”.
He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Bar Association, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and is admitted to practise before the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Court.
Tom has written numerous articles which have appeared in publications such as The New York Law Journal, The Commercial Litigation Journal, Energy Risk, Energy World, Global Arbitration Review, The ICC Handbook, The Lloyd’s List and various IBA publications. He regulars speaks on both investment treaty and international commercial arbitration.