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Jo Jones

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Jo Jones Managing associate

Contact details

Jo Jones

Jo Jones
Managing associate

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

Jo is a managing associate in the commercial litigation department with extensive experience of litigation and arbitration. Her practice is broad encompassing a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, including that in relation to professional negligence and fine art. Jo also advises as regards UK export control legislation. Clients find her proactive and extremely diligent.
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Jo has acted on a range of complex domestic and cross-border dispute for corporates, professional service providers (including auditors and accountancy firms), auction houses, art institutions, airlines, and financial institutions. She has also worked as in house legal counsel for a major UK airline and bank.

She has experience of both High Court litigation and international arbitration before the ICC, LCIA and SCC. She also has experience of alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation.

“I was impressed with Jo’s quality of work and her ability to pick up all the key points, in a complex matter, quickly. Jo is also a joy to work with and wins over, with consummate ease, one’s trust that she has everything under control. Jo is an asset to Stephenson Harwood and she has a very bright future ahead of her.”

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  • 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.

  • Art and cultural property
  • Aviation
  • Banks and banking

Auction house

Defending an international auction house against claims of misrepresentation and breach of warranty in multiple jurisdictions.

Art institution

Providing advice as regards cross border dispute in relation to insurance and liability for loss and damages claim.

Art dealers and collectors

Providing range of advice including as regards breach of contract, looted art and that in relation to standard terms and conditions.

More: Art and cultural property

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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