Jessica is a construction and projects lawyer specialising in disputes arising from large, complex construction and infrastructure projects. The types of disputes in which Jessica has been involved include civil infrastructure (solar power, gas pipelines and bio-mass power facilities), social infrastructure (medical facilities) and energy (natural resources), as well as general commercial developments. Jessica has worked for a range of clients including Governments, State Owned Entities, Global Energy Companies and Development Companies. Jessica has been involved in litigations, international arbitrations including LCIA, ICC and Ad-Hoc and alternative dispute resolution processes. Jessica previously worked in New Zealand and has spent the past five years in private practice in London working for a large American-based disputes firm.
Represented an upstream oil and gas exploration, development and production company in two arbitrations under the LCIA Arbitration Rules in relation to a dispute with an EPC contractor regarding a major off-shore project in the Caspian region.
Represented the subsidiary of a major global power company in an arbitration under the LCIA Arbitration Rules in relation to a multimillion pound dispute arising from the management and operation of various solar power sites across the United Kingdom. Also advised a Caribbean State-owned energy enterprise in a high value ad hoc arbitration concerning alleged breaches of natural resource supply agreements.
ICC Rules of Arbitration
Advised on a London-seated arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration regarding the design and construction of a landmark healthcare facility in the Middle East.
High Court litigation
Advised a renewable energy fund in a High Court litigation with insurers concerning the construction and accreditation of a multi-million pound biomass power plant in the United Kingdom.