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Sarah Thomas

Partner | Hong Kong

Helping clients to navigate unfamiliar legal and cultural landscapes to resolve their complex disputes is extremely rewarding.



Represented this entity in a time–limited, Hong Kong–seated arbitration under the UNCITAL Rules arising from a patent license agreement with the subsidiary of a large, publicly–listed PRC company governed by Hong Kong law with substantial PRC law issues.

Represented this entity and its subsidiaries in a time–limited, London–seated LCIA arbitration arising from a share purchase agreement governed by English law.

Represented this leading publicly–listed entity in a Hong Kong–seated arbitration under the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance arising out of an alleged long–term distribution contract with a Middle Eastern company governed by Hong Kong law.

Represented this financial institution in Hong Kong court proceedings seeking to set aside an award resulting from Hong Kong–seated ICC arbitration of a US$500 million dispute.

Represented this entity in a Singapore–seated SIAC arbitration arising from an agreement for I.T. systems implementation services governed by Singapore law.

Represented this entity in a Beijing–seated, Chinese–language CIETAC arbitration with the branch of a Chinese state–owned oil and gas corporation arising out of an agreement governed by PRC law.

Represented this entity in a government–facing investigation of potential FCPA violations in Vietnam.

Represented this entity in an internal investigation into employee self–dealing in India.

Recommended: Hong Kong: Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023