Adam  Short

Adam Short

  • Senior Counsel

Adam is a senior counsel in our Dispute Resolution Practice.

Adam is an experienced disputes lawyer and regularly advises on high-value and multi-jurisdictional disputes across a variety of sectors. His experience includes a broad range of commercial matters, including, amongst others, contractual claims, tortious claims, claims for breach of directors' duties and competition litigation.

In particular, during his career at Travers Smith, Adam has acted for Sebastian Holdings in its multi-billion dollar claim against Deutsche Bank arising from a series of exotic derivatives transactions, for Icelandic lawyer Jóhannes Rúnar Jóhannsson in a claim brought by property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz against Mr Jóhannsson and Grant Thornton UK LLP, and for a European trucks manufacturer in a competition follow-on damages claim. Adam has also undertaken a secondment to the Legal Directorate of the Bank of England.

Adam has significant arbitration experience, which includes claims before the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, and also ad hoc arbitrations. He is a member (MCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Adam has spent over 4 years of his career in Dubai. He is therefore very experienced dealing with international disputes and, in particular, disputes relating to the Middle East.