Jonathan Brierley

Partner, London



Jonathan Brierley is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group of the firm's London office and specialises in international arbitration. In 2011, Jonathan spent six months with the international arbitration group in the Firm's Paris office. Jonathan has experience in various industry sectors, including infrastructure, power, desalination and telecommunications. He has particular experience of handling concurrent arbitration proceedings out of the same or related contracts. Other recent matters have included providing general advice on issues such as legal professional privilege. Jonathan is a member of a number of professional associations, including the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, the Young ICCA, the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group and the JLSLA. He is also committed to pro bono work and, in 2010, received a White & Case pro bono award for his work with Deutsche Bank in connection with their microcredit finance division.
Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BPP Law School
BPP Law School
BSc (Hons)
Bristol University


Representing the lead partner of an international consortium of contractors in an ICC arbitration arising from the termination of a FIDIC Silver Book contract relating to the design, construction and commissioning of a commuter railway.

Representing the same partner in related ICC arbitration proceedings arising out of the consortium agreement.

Representing a Korean contractor in arbitrations arising from bespoke, back-to-back, sub-contracts relating to the design, construction and commissioning of an independent  power and water desalination plant in the Middle East.

Acting for Gul Bottlers before the Commercial Court, resulting in nominations for Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2015 and Litigation Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2015. The case also involved third party funding.

Representing a British Virgin Islands company in a dispute before the Isle of Man High Court, Court of Appeal and the Privy Council concerning the ownership of a Kyrgyz mobile telecommunications company. The case also gave rise to LCIA arbitration proceedings in London.

Representing an Italian company in expedited JAMS arbitration proceedings arising from breaches of a confidentiality and non-circumvention agreement relating to the acquisition of a manufacturing company of industrial transformers.

Advising a German construction company in relation to a dispute arising out of a FIDIC Red Book contract for the construction of a hydro-electric power plant in Chile.

Advising a Dubai construction company in relation to a dispute arising out of a FIDIC Red Book contract for the construction of a mixed use development of residential, office and retail space.

Advising a multi-national oil and gas exploration company in relation to a unitization and unit operating agreement, more particularly the redetermination procedures set out therein.

Advising an Italian company in relation to its rights and obligations under an English law governed supply agreement.

Awards and Recognition

Nominee for Dispute Resolution Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards 2015

Nominee for Litigation Team of the Year, Lawyer Awards 2015

White & Case Pro Bono Award 2010