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Jonathan Douglas, Product Group Head

Jonathan Douglas

Product Group Head

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Infrastructure
  • International arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Jonathan is a partner in our construction and engineering group and is based in London. He is a senior construction litigator specialising in large, high value and technically complex construction and infrastructure disputes (court proceedings, adjudication and arbitration).

His sector strengths include office, retail, logistics, renewables including CHP plants and offshore wind, with particular expertise in complex delay claims.

Jonathan has particular expertise in conducting (and where necessary driving) ADR in high value, multi-party disputes. He has been instrumental in settling apparently intractable disputes by proposing innovative commercial solutions involving complex settlement structures.

Some illustrations of Jonathan’s practice include:

  • acting for the owners and landlord in a £170M dispute in the TCC between 6 parties arising out of defects in a warehouse and wine production facility;
  • acting for the owners and operators of what was then the largest offshore wind farm in the UK in respect of 2 LCIA Arbitrations (defending a £300M claim and pursuing a £300M counterclaim) before a well-respected arbitral tribunal
  • acting for the developer/landlord JV in multiple adjudications, arbitration and multi-party litigation in Scotland in respect of defects giving rise to a ceiling collapse in a retail and cinema complex.

Jonathan is recognised in the legal directories and has been described as “an outstanding litigator” in Legal 500.

He is a member of the Law Society, TeCSA, LCIA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.