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Simmons & Simmons

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9SS, ENGLAND
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Work +44 20 7628 2020
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Fax +44 20 7628 2070
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12 LONDON CHANCERY
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Jayne Bentham

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Work 020 7825 4380
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Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Jayne specialises in international arbitration as well as general commercial litigation and mediation covering a wide range of areas. She has written a guide to mediation in the EU (The EU Mediation Atlas: Practice and Regulation) for which she was awarded the CEDR award for excellence in ADR. Jayne co-authored the Simmons & Simmons guide to arbitration, ‘Arbitration Matters’.

Career

Qualified 2004; joined Simmons & Simmons 2006; managing associate 2010; partner 2012.

Member

LCIA Young International Arbitration Group; ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.


London: Dispute resolution

Public international law

Within: Public international law

Simmons & Simmons fields lawyers who are industry experts in the firm's key sectors, particularly TMT, financial institutions, and energy and infrastructure. The team acted for the Indonesian Government in a bilateral treaty (BIT) arbitration brought by Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited under the India-Indonesia BIT; the subject of the dispute concerns an investment in a coal mining project. Stuart Dutson and Jayne Bentham have extensive experience of arbitrations in Africa, while Simon Morgan specialises in disputes involving China and the Far East. David Sandy is also experienced in public international law issues.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Simmons & Simmons 's Adam Cooper advised the lenders on the project financing of a bulk liquids terminal for the import and storage of gas oil, LPG and LNG in Egypt alongside Adrian Nizzola . Also notable on the projects front is Patrick Wallace 's work for the Bulgarian state gas company with regards to the Greece-Bulgaria international pipeline as well as its participation in the Alexandroupolis LNG project in Greece, and the commercialisation of the Lokichar Basin oil discovery through two separate infrastructure projects on behalf of the government of Kenya. Michael Gavey oversaw the formation of a $1bn collaborative investment fund designed to tackle climate change on a global level on behalf of the World Economic Forum, and Jayne Bentham is currently representing a Turkish state entity in ICC arbitration proceedings pertaining to the construction of a pipeline as well as in enforcement proceedings in Jersey.

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