Thomas is Professor of Law at King's College London, and SNF Research Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He works in the fields of arbitration, transnational commercial law, and legal theory. He also advises the industry, law firms, and governments on arbitration and on investment treaties and policies. Thomas is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, and an editorial board member of four further journals and books series on arbitration, international law, transnational law, and legal philosophy.
His main current projects deal with comity in private and public international law, the empirics of investment arbitration, epistemology of law and the academic legal profession, analytic legal philosophy, and arbitration in general.
Thomas's four previous books have dealt with questions regarding the notion of transnational stateless law, international arbitration, e-commerce and Internet law, and the rule of law without the state.
His work has been awarded the Jubilee Prize of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.
In October 2010 Dr. Schultz discussed the topic "What is the role of an investment arbitrator?" as part of the OGEMID guest programme.