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Hughes-Jennett, Julianne

Julianne Hughes-Jennett

Partner

jhughesjennett@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +44 20 7653-2220, Direct Fax: +44 20 7653 2100
London
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000 Fax: +44 20 7653 2100

Julianne Hughes-Jennett is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s London office. Julianne is a solicitor advocate with full rights of audience for civil matters at all levels of the English Courts.

She is a versatile disputes lawyer with extensive experience of complex, high-value commercial disputes (including ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICSID), including in the fiancial services, natural resources, life sciences, and technology and telecommunications sectors.  She has experience of SFO investigations, including section 7 ‘failure to prevent’ offences under the UK Bribery and Corruption Act. She also frequently advises on claims before the European Court of Human Rights.

Julianne “has real arbitration experience and expertise (Legal 500, 2019) and is recognized as being “very smart and reliable” (Legal 500, 2019).A dynamic lawyer based in London, Julianne Hughes-Jennett comes recommended for her significant expertise in important litigation matters relating to human rights. She is perceived as "very versatile, able to go into detail and deal across civil and arbitration aspects together with criminal aspects that are also relevant for cases." Other sources describe her as "sharp and analytical," with a client adding: "She is extremely meticulous and hard-working." (Chambers, 2020).

  • Lead Counsel in a landmark prosecution of corporate executives accused of complicity in war crimes.
  • Advising on claims concerning the torts of bribery and unlawful means conspiracy.
  • Acting for administrators in connection with litigation in various jurisdictions.
  • Acting for bondholders in connection with potential claims in fraud. 
  • Acting for a number of clients in potential claims before the European Court of Human Rights concerning violations of Article 10, Article 8 and Article 1, Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Acted for Churchill Mining Plc in the interim stages of an investment arbitration against the government of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Acted for a major energy company in relation to a group litigation action concerning oil spills in the Niger Delta.
  • Member of the team that obtained summary judgment for Talisman Energy, a major energy company, sued in a class action on behalf of 300,000 southern Sudanese.
  • Acted for the majority shareholders of Nemiroff Vodka in an LCIA arbitration commenced by the minority shareholders, together with advising on related proceedings in the BVI, Cyprus and Russia.
  • Acted for clients in the natural resources sector with respect to claims arising under Joint Operating Agreements and related contracts.
  • Acted for a multinational energy company in an arbitral claim concerning rights to an offshore oil block in Central America.
  • Advised a multinational company in two arbitrations relating to ship building contracts.
  • Advised a Latin America group in relation to a number of arbitrations following the global down turn.
  • University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall
    (B.A., Jurisprudence, 1998)
  • Queens University
    (LL.M., Human Rights)
  • Solicitor of England and Wales
  • Chambers and Partners Global, Band 2 – Business & Human Rights Law (2020)
  • Chambers and Partners Global, Band 3 - Business & Human Rights Law (2019)
  • Legal 500, Listed individual - International Arbitration and Public International law (2019)
  • Chambers Global, Business & Human Rights Law (Global-wide) (2018-2019)
  • LexisNexis Legal Awards, Award for International Legal Services (2018)
  • American Bar Association, International Pro Bono Rule of Law Award (2016-2017)
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s Human Rights Due Diligence Forum
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR as a member of the Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings
  • European Society of International Law
  • Arbitral Women
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Visiting Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • ICC Consultative Task Force on the Revision of the ADR Rules, Expertise Rules and Dispute Board Rules