Thomas SniderPartner, Head of Arbitration at Al Tamimi & Company
Thomas R. Snider is a Partner and the Head of Arbitration at Al Tamimi & Company in Dubai. He has represented corporate entities and sovereign states in a wide range of matters involving international arbitration and other forms of cross-border dispute resolution, including state-to-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration, international investment disputes, and U.S. court litigation.
Tom is ranked for dispute resolution in Chambers United Arab Emirates (2020), where he is described as “a knowledgeable and diligent attorney” who is “fully abreast of all developments and trends in the area of arbitration.” In the Legal 500 United Arab Emirates (2020), Tom is described as having “cross-examination skills [that] are excellent. He listens hard, is polite to witnesses and yet wields an iron fist beneath his velvet glove.” He is also listed in Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders – Arbitration.
Tom is a member of the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Arbitration Committee of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA). Prior to relocating to Dubai, he was a professorial lecturer in law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.
Tom received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.