Adam  Short

Adam Short

  • Senior Associate

Adam is a senior associate in our Dispute Resolution Practice. He is an experienced commercial litigator and regularly advises on high-value and multi-jurisdictional disputes across a number of sectors.

Adam has acted on a range of contractual and non-contractual disputes heard before the High Court, Court of Appeal and in a number of international arbitrations. He has also acted on competition matters in the High Court and the Competition Appeals Tribunal.

Adam trained at Clifford Chance and qualified in 2009. He joined Travers Smith in 2012 and in 2014 undertook an in-house secondment. In 2017 he went to work for an international law firm in Dubai where he advised on disputes and regulatory issues across the Middle East. Adam re-joined Travers Smith in 2019.

Adam's recent cases have included acting for Sebastian Holdings in its multi-billion dollar claim against Deutsche Bank arising from a series of exotic derivatives transactions, the defence of claims brought by the Tchenguiz brothers against Kaupthing, Jóhannes Jóhannsson and others, and a combined follow on and standalone damages claim brought in the High Court by Vodafone against Renesas and another addressee of the European Commission SmartCard Chips cartel decision.

Adam has also acted as an advocate in a number of pro bono cases, which included appeals against the Department for Work and Pensions and a local education authority.