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Tom Hibbert

Tom Hibbert is Global Head of RPC's Commercial Disputes practice and a senior partner in our Financial Disputes team.

He specialises in investment banking litigation with an emphasis on capital markets, fund management related matters and disputes arising from insolvencies and restructurings. The Financial Disputes team often acts adverse to the major investment banks. 

Tom has acted in numerous disputes arising from the credit crunch and beyond, principally for institutional investors, including numerous funds and non-UK banks and corporations.

Tom was also listed in The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2014.

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He is deeply experienced in banking litigation, regularly acting on behalf of institutional investors, funds and corporations. - Chambers UK 2019

"He has excellent judgement for key client issues and concerns, as well as a good nose for how things will play out in court." - Chambers UK 2019

[Tom] "must be about the best litigator around when going against a bank'"- Legal 500 UK 2018

Listed as a leading individual - Legal 500 UK 2018

Tom Hibbert earns acclaim for his "excellent blend of commerciality and tactical sense." - Chambers UK 2018

"true star" Tom Hibbert is "a giant in this field"; - Legal 500 UK 2017

Tom Hibbert enjoys an outstanding reputation as a highly skilled and experienced litigator with a very strong track record of acting against banks and financial institutions in the most high-profile of disputes. Clients hold him in high regard, saying: "He is exceptional. It comes down to being very professional, very pragmatic, non-emotional and always giving straight advice, even if it's advice we don't want to hear." - Chambers UK 2017  

"strong on banking litigation and "very insightful."  - Chambers UK 2017  

"tactically superb" - Legal 500 UK 2016

"Recommended" - Legal 500 UK 2016

"Tom Hibbert is a "leading figure in this area" and is "in possession of a legal mind that inspires great respect amongst his peers"" - Chambers UK 2016

"The "very highly regarded" Tom Hibbert receives strong endorsement from market commentators, who praise his "good instinctive feel for what's a good point and what's a bad point"" - Chambers UK 2016

Listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list, The Legal 500 UK 2015's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide

"Tom Hibbert is "truly one of the top litigators in the London market"" - Legal 500 UK 2015

"Highly regarded" - Legal 500 UK 2015

"Very bright and very innovative in his approach - I'd hate to be against him" - Chambers UK 2015

"Tom Hibbert enjoys a strong reputation in the sector. Sources say he is "first-class," continuing: "He's very experienced in the field and has the ability to stand back from the case and see the big picture" - Chambers UK 2015

"Knows how to win massive litigation" - Legal 500 UK 2014

"Praised for his commercial judgement and legal acumen, Tom Hibbert heads the team at the firm. He has a leading reputation in the field. Sources describe him as "tremendously good at handling complex disputes involving complex financial instruments. He really understands the business of banking" - Chambers UK 2014

"Tom Hibbert is marked out as a "very astute and experienced lawyer"" - Chambers UK 2014

Relevant work

CF Partners- acting on its successful claim for breach of confidence against Barclays Bank and Tricorona AB (one of The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2013)

Knighthead Capital - Acting for various holders of restructured Argentinian securities in dispute with BNY Mellon as Trustee

DZ Bank- acting on its dispute with the Administrators of Lehman Brothers International Europe and BNY Mellon in relation to sums due under tri-party repo agreements following the insolvency of LBIE

Bank St Petersburg- acting on its dispute with Vitaly Arkhangelsky (one of The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2016)

Agricultural Bank of Greece- acting on its dispute with Bank of America Merrill Lynch over interest rate derivative products