Thomas H Webster

Thomas H Webster

Independent Lawyer and Arbitrator

Tom Webster began his practice in mergers and acquisitions in New York. He then moved to Paris, where he became a partner of a major US law firm handling arbitration and litigation. In 1998, he established his own practice in Paris, as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration.

Mr. Webster has served as counsel to a party, President of the Tribunal, Co-Arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator, or Expert in more than 200 international arbitrations, both ad hoc and before most international arbitral institutions (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, ICDR, SIAC, SCC, DIAC, VIAC, CRCIA etc.) in virtually all major places of arbitration.

Mr. Webster is the co-author of the Handbook of ICC Arbitration (4th edition 2018), the Handbook of UNCITRAL Arbitration (3rd edition 2019) and the Handbook of Investment Arbitration, in addition to be being the author of numerous articles. He was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and has participated widely in international arbitration activities.

Mr. Webster has been admitted to, and has actively practiced in, New York as an attorney at law, in England as a solicitor and in France as an avocat. He has been also admitted as a lawyer in Ontario. Mr. Webster has handled arbitrations subject to a wide range of substantive laws. In addition to New York, English, French and Canadian law, Mr. Webster has handled arbitration under Delaware, Californian, Swiss, Turkish, German, Spanish, Italian, Sudanese, Egyptian, Abu Dhabi and DIFC law.