Tony Dymond is a partner in the firm’s London and Hong Kong offices, and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Asia Arbitration practice. His practice focuses on complex, multijurisdictional disputes, in both litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Dymond joined Debevoise in 2014. He has advised clients in a wide range of jurisdictions, having spent the last 20 years in London, Hong Kong and Seoul. He is widely acknowledged as a leading lawyer in high-value disputes arising from large-scale projects, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Dymond has advised on some of the largest, most complex, market-shaping disputes in these sectors. He regularly acts on shareholder and joint venture disputes and on corporate governance disputes. He acted for the Hong Kong Security and Futures Commission in the first exercise of its statutory power to bring “unfair prejudice” proceedings. He has appeared in arbitrations under the principal arbitration rules and in the English and Hong Kong courts. Recent highlights include a series of arbitrations relating to the construction of oil and gas platforms for use in deep-water operations, including drillships, semisubmersible platforms and FPSOs.

Mr. Dymond is a regular speaker at disputes conferences and contributor to various related law journals.

Mr. Dymond is consistently recognised by the legal directories as a leader in his field. He is included in The Legal 500’s inaugural International Arbitration Powerlist, and in The Legal 500 UK (2020), he is recommended for international arbitration and construction disputes. Described as “a lawyer's lawyer,” “an exceptional legal mind,” and “thoughtful and able to reduce complex issues to their key components,” he is “one of the few lawyers who genuinely understands construction and engineering delay matters.” The guide has further hailed him a “prolific, top-class strategic thinker.” Chambers UK (2020) also recommends Mr. Dymond for his construction disputes work with commentators describing him as an “exceptionally capable” and “fantastic lawyer who puts his heart and soul into every case.” These guides have previously described him as “an excellent communicator and advocate who is an excellent problem-solver” and as “a ‘clever and commercially astute’ practitioner. Clients find him ‘very sound and a safe pair of hands.’” The Legal 500 UK has stated “Tony Dymond is ‘excellent at the overall strategy of a dispute.’” He is also named by Who’s Who Legal amongst its Thought Leaders in construction, and by Expert Guides as one of the UK’s leading construction law practitioners.

Mr. Dymond is a co-author of “Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Construction Sector,” and “Pricing and Payment,” two chapters in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review (October, 2019). Other publications include the Hong Kong chapter in the GAR publication, The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards - First Edition (June, 2019); “Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific,” The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2019 (June, 2018); “GAR Know-How – Enforcement: Hong Kong Chapter,” Global Arbitration Review Know-How Series (April, 2018) and “U.K. Court Of Appeal Decides On ‘Commercial Reasonableness’ In The Context Of Determinations Made By Parties To Financial Instruments,” The Banking Law Journal (July/August, 2014).

Mr. Dymond was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1993, and was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2000 and in England & Wales in 2002.

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales