Thomas Walsh is a Consultant at Clifford Chance and based in Hong Kong. He was previously based in Seoul where he was the head of Clifford Chance' s Korean office. He remains the head of Clifford Chance' s Korean disputes practice and a senior member of the Greater China International Arbitration practice. He is admitted in Hong Kong (2011) and England & Wales (2007).
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2016) ranked him as an 'Outstanding Younger Partner ' across Asia Pacific and noted that "[h]e is especially experienced in disputes in the energy and construction sectors" . Chambers & Partners Global (2016) also ranked him as 'Up and Coming' and commented that "Thomas Walsh of Clifford Chance offers substantial capabilities in construction disputes. Who' s Who Future Leaders – Arbitration (2017) recently included him as one of its 'Future Leaders' and commented that "the "charming" Thomas Walsh, who splits his time between the firm' s Hong Kong and Seoul offices and described as "exceptional; one of the best [...]".
Thomas is especially experienced in construction disputes having previously spent time on secondment to one of the world's largest contractor firms and having since represented clients in numerous arbitrations relating to onshore and offshore construction disputes.
Thomas is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the International Dispute Resolution Academy (IDRA) and regularly teaches and lectures on international arbitration. He is currently helping launch HK45' s advocacy initiative to improve advocacy in Hong Kong.