Contact details for Tom O’Byrne:
Phone: 021 7301 316
Tom deals with commercial disputes. He acts for a broad range of domestic and international corporate clients, as well as public sector bodies.
Tom has particular expertise in complex contract disputes and real estate disputes. He acts in judicial review proceedings, professional negligence actions, shareholder and corporate disputes, regulatory prosecutions and disputes in the energy, construction and financial services sectors.
Tom has expertise in contentious insolvency and restructuring matters, representing both institutional creditors and insolvency office-holders. He regularly deals with disputes in the context of cross-border insolvency proceedings.
Alternative dispute resolution is a core facet of Tom’s practice. He is experienced in the area of commercial arbitration. He assists clients in availing of mediation and expert determination, as go-to means of resolving disputes.
Tom has been involved in a number of cutting-edge interim and interlocutory applications, including Mareva (freezing) injunctions, planning injunctions, garnishee orders, non-party discovery, jurisdictional challenges, share charging orders, pioneering remote hearings, modular trial orders and security for costs.
Tom also advises on commercial landlord and tenant law issues, and supports the firm’s transactional teams in advising on planning law and environmental law.
‘I work with Tom O’Byrne in a number of matters. Tom is most approachable and has a fantastic ‘bedside’ manner. He is technically excellent in a wide range of disciplines. Nothing is too much trouble for Tom and he works within tight timelines. You can rely on Tom to provide novel suggestions to tough legal queries’ – Legal 500
‘I have found him to be courteous, level headed, competent and down to earth’ – Legal 500