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WFW boosts London dispute resolution offering with new Partner hire

4 December 2017

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that well regarded securities litigation and dispute resolution expert Thomas Ross has joined the firm’s London Dispute Resolution group as a Partner. He was previously a Partner in the London office of Ropes & Gray.

Tom has extensive experience advising on complex, multi-party and multi-jurisdictional disputes in the domestic and international banking, securities, financial servicers and structured finance sectors. He regularly acts for servicers, special servicers, trustees, issuers and financial institutions on matters as diverse as defaults and restructurings, fund and asset management litigation contractual and pensions disputes in addition to being active in the fields of antitrust litigation, white collar matters and regulatory investigations.

Andrew Savage, head of WFW’s global Dispute Resolution group said: “That a talented Partner such as Tom has opted to join the firm is testament to the dynamism and reputation for excellence of our dispute resolution practice both in London and beyond. He represents a fantastic addition to our team and a major boost to our contentious capabilities and I’m delighted to welcome him to WFW”.

Managing Partner Chris Lowe added: “Enhancing the firm’s service offering is key to further strengthening our highly successful sector-focussed model. Tom joining us helps do just that for our dispute resolution offering”.

Tom commented: “WFW’s impressive international dispute resolution team with its notable client roster represents an excellent platform for me to both service my existing clients and expand my practice. I also look forward to working with Andrew and other new colleagues on strengthening the firm’s investigations practice and expertise”.