Arbitration Lawyer


VDR represents Modus Energy in an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration against Ukraine regarding retroactive amendments to the green tariff regime

As reported by Global Arbitration Review and IAReporter, renewables company Modus Energy has filed an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Ukraine – thought to be the first in a potential wave of cases the state could face over reforms to its tariffs regime.

VDR founder quoted in GAR article on Uniper’s Energy Charter Treaty claim against the Netherlands

Tomas Vail, a former White & Case lawyer who founded Vail Dispute Resolution in 2019, says Uniper’s claim “reflects the purpose of the ECT as agreed to by its contracting parties – to protect investors’ energy investments.”

Vail Dispute Resolution founder quoted in Global Arbitration Review on Uniper Energy Charter Treaty arbitration

Tomas Vail, a former White & Case lawyer who founded Vail Dispute Resolution in 2019, says Uniper’s claim “reflects the purpose of the ECT as agreed to by its contracting parties – to protect investors’ energy investments.”

A Boom in Boutique Disputes Firms: Why it is the Ideal Time to Go Solo

Arbitration boutiques offer Big Law expertise and experience at more competitive rates and on a more flexible and collaborative basis, says Tomas Vail, legal counsel and arbitrator at Vail Dispute Resolution.

О применимости дела Стати к казахстанскому бизнесу

С момента обретения независимости, РК ратифицировало или присоединилось к более 50 соглашениям и к нескольким многосторонним соглашениям в области защиты иностранных инвестиций

The Energy Charter Treaty supports investment in renewables

The oft maligned Energy Charter Treaty is not the obstacle to renewable energy that some make it out to be, writes Tomas Vail.

Vail Dispute Resolution recognised in Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration

We are pleased and grateful to again be recognised by clients and peers in WWL Arbitration: “excellent in CIS investor-state disputes and fantastically bright” “a fine legal mind and I have no doubt he will continue to excel” “deep knowledge of investor-state arbitration and Russian regional knowledge” “an impressive lawyer, a very bright individual and […]

Vail Dispute Resolution represent Lithuania’s Modus Group in ICSID claim against Belarus

Lithuania’s Modus Group has lodged an ICSID claim against Belarus over aproject to build a luxury hotel next to the country’s main airport. The claim, led by Modus and affiliated company UAB Pavilniu saules slenis14 under the Lithuania-Belarus bilateral investment treaty, was registered on 8 January. Vail Dispute Resolution is pleased to represent the investor in […]

What Do Arbitrators Know?

Some of my observations on the recent Halliburton v Chubb decision by the UK Supreme Court – taking a slightly different approach, I touch on studies of unconscious bias by judges/arbitrators (regarding the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence) and analogous cases in investment treaty arbitration.

Arbitral ‘Culture’, procedural flexibility and the Prague rules

Letizia is a Master’s graduate from the University of Turin and the University of Amsterdam. During her studies, she took part in the 25th edition of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court and she obtained a Certificate in Transnational Legal Studies from the Georgetown Center for Transnational Legal Studies. She is currently in the process of qualifying as a Lawyer.

A Plea for Arbitral Flexibility and Collaboration in a Post-COVID World

Olga Hamama, V29 Legal – Duve Hamama Rechtsanwaelte, FrankfurtTomas Vail, Vail Dispute Resolution, London A. An Opportunity for Change The global community is facing an unprecedented challenge fighting the outbreak of COVID-19 and looking for an appropriate response to the consequences of the pandemic. Like many other industries, the legal industry had to switch gears […]

Honoured to discuss the future of arbitration at Forte’s LegalTech webinar

Pleased to speak on contractual disputes amid the pandemic as part of Bishkek Arbitration Days

Publication of a book chapter on tribunal-appointed experts in UNCITRAL arbitration

Honoured to have been invited to judge the Moscow FIAMC final alongside renowned arbitrator Stanimir Alexandrov

Tomas Vail to speak on innovative tech in arbitration at Legal Tech London on 11 February 2020

Vail Dispute Resolution at the Moscow FIAMC Pre-Moot on 7 February 2020

Vail Dispute Resolution recognised in WhosWhoLegal 2020

Vail Dispute Resolution to present on oral advocacy at the ICC Poland’s Warsaw Arbitration Workshops 2020

Tomas Vail returns to GIAC Arbitration Days to present on “Toxic Technology”

GAR profiles the launch of Vail Dispute Resolution