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Jo Jones

T: +44 20 7809 2949 Email Jo | vCard Office: London

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Jo Jones Senior associate

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Jo Jones

Jo Jones
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2949 Email Jo | vCard Office: London

Jo is a senior associate in the commercial litigation department with broad experience of complex domestic and cross-border disputes specialising in professional negligence, finance and aviation.
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Jo has acted on a wide range of disputes for corporates, airlines, financial institutions, and professional service providers, including auditors and accountancy firms. She has also worked as in house legal counsel for a major UK airline and bank.

Jo has had experience of both High Court litigation and international arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. She has advised clients on a broad range of disputes ranging from enforcement action to breach of contract and debt recovery claims. Jo also has experience of alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation as well.

  • Dispute resolution
  • Aviation litigation and regulation
  • Professional and management liability
  • Commercial litigation
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Finance litigation
  • International arbitration

Libyan Investment Authority

Acting for the Libyan Investment Authority in its multi-billion dollar authority related dispute and connected matters.

Competition

Advising a UK airline in respect of a global cartel matter involving numerous airlines and proceedings brought in multiple jurisdictions.

Fraud

Advising a major British bank in relation to allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation and unlawful means conspiracy.

Pensions

Advising a UK airline in respect of pensions claim estimated to be worth in the region of £300 million.

Enforcement proceedings

Advising a Middle Eastern oil company in respect of multi-billion dollar enforcement proceedings arising from the US.

Arbitration

Defending a middle eastern flag carrier in ICC proceedings arising out of complex claims concerning breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Airlines and lessors

Representing airlines and lessors on high-value disputes arising out of the operation of wet and dry-leases, and the redelivery or repossession of leased aircraft and engines.

Airline pensions claim

Advising a UK airline in respect of pensions claim estimated to be worth in the region of £300 million.

Competition

Advising a UK airline in respect of a global cartel matter involving numerous airlines and proceedings brought in multiple jurisdictions.

Pensions

Advising a UK airline in respect of pensions claim estimated to be worth in the region of £300 million.

More: Aviation litigation and regulation

Professional negligence claim – accountants

Acting against a global firm of accountants on a negligence claim in relation to a capital gains tax saving scheme which was defectively implemented.

Accountants’ negligence

Acts for one of the Big Four in relation to various professional liability issues, including in relation to complex tax arrangements and reliefs such as Enterprise Zone Investments and Entrepreneurs Relief.

Tax and audit negligence

Acting and advising in relation to complex, high value tax and audit negligence claims.

More: Professional and management liability

Libyan Investment Authority

Acting for the Libyan Investment Authority in its multi-billion dollar authority related dispute and connected matters.

Shareholder disputes

Advising Turkish shareholders as regards potential derivative actions, as well as unfair prejudice petition and winding up petition.

Professional negligence claim – accountants

Acting against a global firm of accountants on a negligence claim in relation to a capital gains tax saving scheme which was defectively implemented.

Accountants’ negligence

Acts for one of the Big Four in relation to various professional liability issues, including in relation to complex tax arrangements and reliefs such as Enterprise Zone Investments and Entrepreneurs Relief 

Competition

Advising a UK airline in respect of a global cartel matter involving numerous airlines and proceedings brought in multiple jurisdictions.

Fraud

Advising a major British bank in relation to allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation and unlawful means conspiracy.

Pensions

Advising a UK airline in respect of pensions claim estimated to be worth in the region of £300 million.

Enforcement proceedings

Advising a Middle Eastern oil company in respect of multi-billion dollar enforcement proceedings arising from the US.

Personal insolvencies

Advising on complex personal insolvencies involving individuals with multi-million pound debts, disputed assets in various jurisdictions, and antecedent transactions.

Debt recovery

Pursuing debt recovery for creditors, advising as regard receivers/administrators and asset tracing.

Insolvency

Advising insolvency practitioners of matters arising in corporate insolvency including: antecedent transactions, validity of appointments, adjudication of proofs of debt, assignment of claims.

Regulatory requirements

Acting for various Middle-Eastern banks both private and state owned in relation to domestic regulatory requirements, as well as advising on various structural loan note agreements.

Credit derivative transactions

Advising a European bank in a case regarding complex credit derivative transactions worth over £300 million.

Iranian and Iranian owned financial institutions

Advising banking clients in relation to US claims under anti-terrorism legislation worth more than US$1 billion.

Sanctioned entities

Advising formerly designated banking institutions on their international strategy, including sanction related challenges in the EU, dealing with UK regulators and lobbying the UK and EU.

More: Finance litigation

Telecommunications

Representing a Turkish investor in PCA-administered UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty, relating to investments in a Middle Eastern state.

Oil

Acting for a claimant international oil company in parallel arbitral proceedings commenced under the London Court of International Arbitration Rules and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Rules, arising out of breach of contract/parent guarantee claims in the Middle East.

Arbitration

Defending a middle eastern flag carrier in ICC proceedings arising out of complex claims concerning breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Shareholder dispute

Acting for a claimant Korean telecommunications company in London Court of International Arbitration proceedings arising out of a shareholder and joint venture dispute in West Africa.

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  • Banks and banking

Arbitration

Defending a middle eastern flag carrier in ICC proceedings arising out of complex claims concerning breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Airlines and lessors

Representing airlines and lessors on high-value disputes arising out of the operation of wet and dry-leases, and the redelivery or repossession of leased aircraft and engines.

Airline pensions claim

Advising a UK airline in respect of pensions claim estimated to be worth in the region of £300 million.

Competition

Advising a UK airline in respect of a global cartel matter involving numerous airlines and proceedings brought in multiple jurisdictions.

Pensions

Advising a UK airline in respect of pensions claim estimated to be worth in the region of £300 million.

More: Aviation

Regulatory requirements

Acting for various Middle-Eastern banks both private and state owned in relation to domestic regulatory requirements, as well as advising on various structural loan note agreements.

Credit derivative transactions

Advising a European bank in a case regarding complex credit derivative transactions worth over £300 million.

Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz

Acted for the Tchenguiz brothers in their case against the SFO and other parties, arising out of their wrongful arrests and subsequent investigations.

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