Tom Evans is Counsel at Burford Law, the independent ABS law firm that supports and complements Burford’s asset recovery business. In that capacity, he acts as a solicitor in English law matters and assists as a legal advisor alongside international local counsel when other legal jurisdictions are involved.
Burford Law directly advises clients on English law matters and also plays a coordinating or supportive role in multi-jurisdictional enforcement and asset recovery projects, usually working alongside international local counsel. The firm provides a flexible, seamless and cost-effective service to judgment and award creditors, participants in insolvency situations, holders of NPL debt and various other creditors and claimants.
Prior to joining Burford Law, Mr. Evans was a founding member of the English law disputes practice in Akin Gump’s London office. Previously, he was a litigator at Dewey & LeBoeuf and trained at Hogan Lovells. Mr. Evans' practice consisted of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes including litigation, arbitration and white-collar and involving a broad spectrum of industries and client types, with a particular focus on the telecoms, energy/natural resources and financial services sectors. Ranked by leading legal directories, Mr. Evans has handled disputes in nearly every major common law jurisdiction from North America and the Caribbean to countries throughout Africa and Asia, as well as working alongside local counsel in a broad swathe of civil law countries globally, including jurisdictions throughout the Middle East.
Mr. Evans earned his BA from the University of Oxford and LPC/PgDL from BPP Law School.