Jonathan Brierley

Partner, London

Biography

Overview

Jonathan Brierley is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Group of the firm's London office and specialises in international arbitration.

Jonathan has experience in various industry sectors, including infrastructure, energy, oil & gas, power, desalination and telecommunications. His practice has primarily focused on major international infrastructure projects. He has particular experience of handling concurrent arbitration proceedings out of the same or related contracts, including termination cases, final accounts, delay, disruption, defects, changes and all associated quantum.

Jonathan is experienced with all common forms of dispute resolution, including international arbitration, litigation, adjudication, DABs and mediation. He has advised on projects and acted as counsel in disputes throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and in Asia Pacific.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP Law School
GDL
BPP Law School
BSc (Hons)
Biology
Bristol University
Languages
English

Experience

Examples of recent representations include:

  • Mega Project, 2018 – 2021, with a multi billion USD dispute value:
    • Representing an international oil & gas company in numerous arbitrations and adjudications, relating to delay, disruption and pricing disputes in respect of the construction of an LNG processing facility;
  • Mega Project, 2011 – 2020, with a dispute value in excess of EUR 500 million:
    • Representing the lead partner of an international consortium of contractors in an ICC arbitration arising from the termination of a FIDIC Silver Book, EPC turnkey contract relating to the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a commuter and inter-city railway, together with handling of delay, disruption and the final project account thereto;
    • Representing the same partner in related ICC arbitration proceedings arising out of the associated consortium agreement;
  • South Korean contractor, 2012 – 2017, with a dispute value in excess of USD 300 million:
    • Representing the contractor in related ICC arbitrations arising from a Power and Water Purchase Agreement, together with its associated bespoke EPC turnkey contract, regarding the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of an independent power and water desalination plant in the Middle East;
    • Advising the contractor on all associated delay and quantum issues, as well as further disputes arising from its back-to-back subcontracts for aspects of the Works;

Other representations include:

  • Representing a multi-national energy company in relation to its joint venture interests and other arrangements;
  • Representing a multi-national oil & gas exploration company in relation to a unitization and unit operating agreement, more particularly the redetermination procedures set out therein;
  • Representing a Saudi Arabian investment company in relation to certain of its oil & gas Joint Venture interests, covering both surveying and drilling, in the Middle East and North Africa;
  • Advising an American security company in relation to certain disputes under its international service agreements with oil & gas majors;
  • Advising a Dubai construction company in relation to a dispute arising out of a FIDIC Red Book, employer design and build contract for the construction of a mixed use development of residential, office and retail space;
  • Advising a German construction company in relation to a dispute arising out of a FIDIC Red Book, employer design and build contract for the construction of a hydro-electric power plant in Chile;
  • 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;
  • 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.
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