Philip Jones QC


Year of Call: 1985 Year of Silk: 2006

Practice Overview

Philip was counsel in one of the most important arbitration cases heard in recent years, Fiona Trading v Privalov (House of Lords). This case altered the way that English law approached the construction of arbitration clauses, bringing the law into line with the modern international approach.

Philip was counsel in re Vocam, the first case in English law to establish the efficacy of arbitration clauses in a company’s articles of association.

He appeared in the Isle of Man High Court in Santa Maria v Wilms. This was an appeal from an arbitration organised under the rules of the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation in relation to a property dispute in Spain.

Philip has been involved in numerous arbitrations concerning partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited companies, both in England and Wales and abroad, all of which remain confidential.

In addition Philip has acted in many ordinary commercial arbitrations under the auspices of the LCIA, ICC, AAA and SIAC, all of which are again confidential, the most recent of which have concerned:

  • a dispute in the Caribbean relating to the building of an oil refinery plant
  • a dispute in South East Asia regarding the shipping of goods
  • a dispute in England concerning a joint venture property development
  • a dispute in England concerning the construction of a sports stadium.

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