Jane is a leading international mediator. She was formerly a partner at King & Spalding, co-head of the International dispute resolution group and head of London disputes team at Bird & Bird, and DLA Piper LLP respectively.
Jane has an engaging style and is often praised for her proactive, commercial approach. She is recommended for mediations where there are strong personalities within the parties’ groups and where there may be some cynicism towards the potential for dispute resolution through mediation. She has mediated in time limited mediations, as well as 2-3-day mediations across the globe, where stamina and persistence is required.
Her other ADR experience includes early neutral evaluation, arbitration and expert determination.
Jane speaks French, Spanish and Italian to varying degrees.
- Corporate and Contractual disputes
- Intellectual Property
- IT & Telecommunications
- Media & Entertainment
- Professional Negligence
- Banking & Finance
Jane’s focus lies in commercial and contractual claims particularly in construction, fraud and project disputes including pharmaceuticals, energy, technology, IP and media. Jane is also experience in professional negligence, family trust and local authority PFI disputes.
The use of mediation techniques earlier in the business relationship and working with parties to help them maintain their commitment to the venture, as opposed to focusing on rights and obligations once things go wrong, has proved very successful in Jane’s mediation practice. Her approach supports businesses in their desire to form long term strategic relationships.
She has particular experience of international dispute resolution and has a leading reputation for managing cross cultural aspects of joint venture and international shareholder disputes.
- International dispute between a Nigerian and Russian counterpart in relation to a trade dispute.
- Distribution agreements in accordance with Israel and US law mediated in the UK.
- International project disputes to include multi jurisdiction and cross-cultural issues within Europe.
- Fraud investigations involving two or more jurisdictions (to include USA).
- Competition law disputes with competitor businesses.
- Joint venture disputes between two large multinationals with regard to investments in the Indian market.
- Dispute between Korean and Egyptian car manufacturers on breach of joint venture agreement.
- Disputes on IT Telecoms projects where disputes have arisen over failed milestones and breach of contract/negligence actions for not fit for purpose systems.
- PPP/PPI projects to include the construction industry.
- Finance projects where the bank or insurer has acted as the lost payee under an insurance policy backing a project which then fails.
- International, Turkish and Asian communication projects dispute.
- Spanish and South American development scheme dispute.
- Copyright and licensing disputes in the publishing, telecoms and IT industries.
- Media IP/IPR disputes. Banking disputes which involve the security taken over IPR rights.
- Interconnection agreement between large telecoms operator and service provider.
- Software licence disputes following formal tender process for the implementation of body shop management software for vehicle repair body shops.
- Breach of contract. Acting for the supplier and customer on turn key projects as well as design only and/or maintenance only projects in the telecommunications and IT sectors.
- Regulatory disputes involving licence fees.
- Professional negligence against other professionals to include solicitors and accountants and IT/Telecoms experts.
- UCTA case for communications parties to include allegations of EU dominant position in the market.
- Software licence disputes and the valid transfer of software licences.
- High profile defamation claim against senior executive at a worldwide broadcasting organisation.
- Film finance disputes to include distributor disputes and producer/financier disputes. Also to include professional negligence against film solicitors who had incorrectly protected their client’s position.
- Defamation actions to include breach of confidence within media and publishing industries as well as corporate defamation actions.
- Various disputes in relation to solicitor, accountant, surveyor and specialist expert negligence.
- Medical practice disputes to involve professional negligence and partnership law issues.
- Architects negligence.
- Patent agents negligence.
- Dispute relating to the debts arising out of the Irish banking crisis involving complicated corporate debt owed by a construction company following the death of the main shareholder.
- Breach of mandate disputes.
- Consortium disputes where there are multi party banks involved and disputes arise out of priorities on loan repayment distributions.
- Dispute between 2 large IFA businesses.
- Dispute between an accountancy firm and a client where the client’s allegations were that negligent tax advice had been given which caused a loss to the Claimant’s business. The insurers and the insured were relevant parties to the mediation and this had an effect on the outcome.
- Acting as co-mediator for a large financial services dispute where there were multiple banks involved against two debtors and the insurers were in a third room interested in the outcome and playing a small part in the solution.
- Mediated disputes for parties where there was insurance backing relevant to the mediation settlement. In the most part, the insurers did not attend the mediations but were available by telephone.
- Mediation advocate in a dispute for a large disaster recovery claim against an insurance company. Jane acted for the insured in a mediation which was ultimately resolved.
- Mediation and Training Alternatives faculty member for training mediators
- CEDR Direct Access Panel of 50 top mediators and faculty member for training mediators
- In Place of Strife (IPOS)
- Distinguished Fellow to the International Academy of Mediators
- Follet Group (Top female mediators group)
- IMI Users Council
- Commercial Mediation Group
- Past co-chair of the IBA Mediation Section