Tihomir's areas of expertise include criminal law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, public international law, international human rights and selected aspects of EU law.
He also has significant experience in civil actions against the police, human rights claims and extradition cases, as well as international arbitration proceedings. He is comfortable dealing with the most complex issues, adept at developing incisive arguments and working with vast volumes of evidence.
Aerial Herbicide Spraying (Ecuador v. Colombia), International Court of Justice
Representing and advising the Republic of Colombia in a case before the ICJ concerning aerial spraying by Colombia of herbicides at locations near the Ecuadorian border, involving issues of State responsibility, trans-boundary harm, human rights and international environmental law.
Cabral Douglas v the Commonwealth of Dominica, Caribbean Court of Justice
Advising the claimant in proceedings against the Commonwealth of Dominica before the Caribbean Court of Justice for violation of freedom of movement, freedom to provide services and prohibition of discrimination under the RTC.
Nicaragua v Colombia, International Court of Justice
Advising the Republic of Colombia in devising a strategy to respond to the Judgment on the Merits in the Territorial and Maritime Dispute case before the International Court of Justice.
Kilic v Turkmenistan (ICSID)
Representing the Claimant in an international arbitration under ICSID involving issues of expropriation and bilateral investment treaties related to a series of construction contracts.
A European Oil and Gas Company v A European Oil and Gas Company (UNCITRAL)
Representing and advising the Respondent in an international arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules arising from the joint development of an offshore gas field in the Adriatic (cannot be named because of client confidentiality).
A European Oil and Gas Company v A European Oil and Gas Company (LCIA)
Representing and advising the Respondent in an international arbitration under the LCIA rules arising out of a dispute concerning two petroleum coke supply contracts (cannot be named because of client confidentiality).
Advising a UK government department on the draft legislation incorporating the Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
Advising an international NGO on a wide range of international law issues arising out of the negotiation and the conclusion of the Arms Trade Treaty.
Advising the UK government on the duty to investigate international humanitarian law violations under the Geneva Conventions and the extent of investigatory powers under international humanitarian law in relation to the conflict in Syria.
Providing evidence to a UK parliamentary committee on the international legal regime governing improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Advising the Commonwealth Legal Advisory Service in relation to Hong Kong's compliance with the ICCPR (freedom of assembly).
Djordjevic v Croatia (ECHR)
Advisor to counsel for the applicant in an ECHR case involving issues of discrimination, disability, hate crime and access to justice.
Stanev v. Bulgaria (ECHR)
Advisor to the intervener in a Grand Chamber case involving issues of mental health, arbitrary detention and deprivation of liberty.
Advising the governance team of a major charity on compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.
Prosecutor v. Ante Gotovina, Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac (ICTY)
Junior lawyer in a team representing the second defendant in a war crimes case involving issues of command responsibility, joint criminal enterprise and aiding and abetting the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in proceedings lasting 6 years, resulting in an acquittal.
Advising a Middle Eastern State on the international humanitarian and international criminal law ramifications of the armed conflict in Ukraine, responsibility to prosecute war crimes and law of armed conflict.
Advising the UK government on starvation as a method of warfare and the ability of ICC to prosecute such conduct.
Advising a private claimant on a claim for assault against the police on the basis of newly discovered evidence which the police missed in their internal investigation.
Advising lead counsel on claims under the Human Rights Act against the Metropolitan police in relation to serious police investigative failures in a high-profile serial killer case.