Jane Davies Evans > Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC
3 Verulam Buildings
GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5NT
England

Position

Jane is a renowned commercial barrister, specialising in energy and engineering/construction disputes, in which she is noted as a leader by the principal legal directories.

Career

Jane is ranked as a leading junior for energy disputes (Legal 500) and construction (Chambers & Partners).  She works extensively internationally (see snapshot below), and in particular in Africa, the Russian Federation and CIS, the Middle East and Latin America.

Jane returned to the Bar in 2014 having spent many years working in the international arbitration and engineering/construction practices of two of the world’s leading law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Jane acts as counsel and co-counsel in international arbitrations, dispute board and adjudication proceedings and related settlement discussions for disputes arising on international EPC projects, focusing on oil and gas, power generation (nuclear and conventional), mining and major infrastructure projects.   Jane also advises clients on contracting strategy for major projects, assisting with contract drafting and negotiations, and has advised extensively in relation to the impact of international sanctions on EPC projects.  A jointly qualified barrister and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England & Wales, Jane worked for some years in the forensic accounting/expert witness team at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  As such, Jane is particularly skilled in the supervision and cross examination of expert witnesses, and advising and arguing disputes involving complex issues of quantum, financing, delay and disruption.

In addition to her work as counsel, Jane is in demand as a speaker at international conferences and academic programmes.  Jane has lectured at the Université de la Sorbonne (Abu Dhabi), NYU (New York) and Kings College, London and speaks each year at the Construction Summer School hosted at Cambridge University.  She lectures on the International Masters programme at the School of Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany, and is the managing editor of Construction Law International, the quarterly publication for the IBA (International Construction Projects committee).

Finally, Jane is committed to pro bono work.  Jane was pro bono counsel for the charity defendant in Rosenzweig v. NMC Recordings [2014] PTSR 261, [2014] WTLR 1027, [2014] 1 P & CR DG 17, and regularly assists on international donor funded projects and with capacity building programmes in developing countries.

Languages

French (conversational).

Education

Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham; The School of Law, University of Glasgow; 1995 LLB(Sc) Hons. 

Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > The English bar > Commercial

Within: Leading juniors -

Jane Davies Evans



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A brilliant litigator, both in preparation at examining experts in complex cases.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

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Jane Davies Evans



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A highly sought after counsel in international arbitration because of her most unusual and helpful dual qualifications as a chartered accountant and as a top barrister.

London Bar > Energy

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Jane Davies Evans



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One of the swiftest rising stars in the energy sector with deep knowledge of energy projects worldwide.

London Bar > Construction

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Jane Davies Evans



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Highly regarded at the construction Bar for her unparalleled experience in dealing with quantum delay claims.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

Within: Leading Juniors -

Jane Davies Evans



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The best possible junior for complex quantum and delay claims.

At 3 Verulam Buildings, James Potts‘ energy practice includes a range of matters surrounding oil and gas, including cases with allegations of fraud. Jane Davies Evans acts as an arbitrator and as counsel in disputes over energy projects across the region.