Portrait of Adrian Jones


  • St. Chad's College, Durham University, B.A. (1991)
  • University of York, M.A. (1992)


  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Adrian Jones, Partner London
Phone: +44.20.7413.1352
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
United Kingdom

Adrian Jones is a partner in Crowell & Moring's London office and serves on the Steering Committee of the International Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on international arbitration in the oil & gas, mining, construction, and financial services arenas. Adrian has a diverse practice, serving clients ranging from Caribbean companies to those with activities in the CIS region. He has particular experience with high value and complex international arbitration cases, both under institutional rules and ad hoc. He represents clients in arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), as well as on complex multi-jurisdictional litigation matters in the courts of England and Wales. He has recently handled cases in the energy and financial services sectors and has been involved in a number of shareholder disputes. Adrian has experience working with Russia/CIS, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa entities in matters involving sums up to and in excess of $2 billion. In the oil & gas sector, he acts for both national and international oil companies in connection with cases involving the interpretation or renegotiation of long-term contracts.

Adrian also has considerable experience in representing investors in matters including arbitrations arising out of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and in contractual claims against states. He has represented investors in matters adverse to nation states on three continents valued in the hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars.

In the financial services sector, Adrian represents banks, has been involved in a number of shareholder disputes, and has acted in a number of high value cases involving hedge funds. Adrian has also represented major financial institutions in connection with multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations and advised in connection with proceedings before the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal.

Adrian also conducts complex multi-jurisdictional litigation in the Commercial Court. A former barrister, he is admitted to appear as an advocate before all courts in England and Wales.

He is recognized by Super Lawyers, Legal 500, and Chambers UK, among others, for his work in international arbitration and commercial litigation and Legal 500 for public international law and commercial litigation. The 2016 edition of Chambers UK noted that Adrian is "a very commercial and pragmatic" individual with "a lot of experience in the field of international arbitration." The 2015 edition highlights that he is "extremely able," and he is praised for his "logical and analytical mind and commercial awareness." Adrian is also acclaimed to be "calm" and "hard-working" (2014 edition). Clients say: "It's always a pleasure to work with Adrian, who is always available to discuss all problematic issues. He can very clearly and quickly explain the existing possibilities, and helps us choose the best one." Legal 500 (2016 edition) lists Adrian as a "leading individual" among arbitration lawyers in London and highlighted Adrian as "competent and commercial" and praised for finding "key issues very fast" and giving "useful advice" (2012 edition).

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Adrian was a partner in the London office of an international firm.

Representative Experience

  • Represented an investor in an arbitration against a State.
  • Advised an investor on a potential claim against a State.
  • Acted for a natural resources company in a $200 million arbitration.
  • Advised a multinational company on rights arising out of Bilateral Investment Treaties.
  • Acted for a resources company in an LCIA arbitration.
  • Acted for an oil company in an LCIA arbitration with a counterparty in an African country.
  • Acted for a company in connection with a dispute arising out of a construction project in an African country.
  • Acted for a bank in a $20 million dispute.   
  • Acted for an oil company in a dispute over a carried interest in an oil block.
  • Acted for an oil company in a dispute involving the renegotiation of a long term contract.
  • Acted for a natural resources company in a dispute with a contractor in an African country.
  • Acted for a bank in an LCIA arbitration.
  • Advised a national oil company in respect of interpretation of a long-term contract with a number of international oil companies.
  • Represented a Russian entity in connection with disputes arising out of the sale of certain businesses.
  • Represented a Middle Eastern petrochemical company in an ICC arbitration involving a $170 million dispute with a refinery.
  • Represented an entity in a dispute over share ownership where the underlying asset was a $1.2 billion stake in a substantial Russian natural resource company.
  • Represented an international oil company in a $2 billion dispute with a national oil company.
  • Represented a major bank in connection with multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations.
  • Acted for a Middle Eastern entity in a dispute over a carried interest in a Middle Eastern oilfield, involving several interlocutory hearings on freezing order applications and other interim relief.
  • Represented a Russian investor in proceedings relating to a disputed $90 million loan involving a number of hedge funds.
  • Advised an ultra-high net worth individual on a claim against a hedge fund in relation to multi-jurisdictional proceedings.
  • Represented a major commodity trading house in a number of ICC arbitrations.
  • Advised private entities in matters arising out of Bilateral Investment Treaties.
  • Represented an investment trust in a $300 million multi-jurisdictional dispute.
  • Represented a major U.S. finance company in three ad hoc arbitrations involving aviation finance.
  • Advised in respect of matters before the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal.


Admitted to practice: England and Wales

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Arbitration of IP and Technology Disputes," Crowell & Moring's 2016 Spring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (June 8, 2016). Presenters: Flip Petillion, Adrian Jones, Jan Janssen and Gordon McAllister.
  • "Getting Your Arbitration Off on the Right Foot," International Arbitration: Keeping One Step Ahead of Your Opponent, Crowell & Moring, Brussels, Belgium (October 29, 2015). Presenters: Adrian Jones and Gordon McAllister.


  • "Arbitration in England & Wales," Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2016 (January 2016). Co-Authors: Adrian Jones, Gordon McAllister, Edward Norman, and John Laird.
  • "Arbitration in England & Wales," Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2015 (February 2015). Co-Authors: Adrian Jones, Edward Norman, and Gordon McAllister.

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Firm News & Announcements

Nov.29.2016 Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK Rank Crowell & Moring in Latest Guides
Oct.14.2016 Crowell & Moring Named a Top Firm for Serving Latin America by Latinvex
Mar.22.2016 Crowell & Moring Featured in Global Arbitration Review’s 9th Edition “GAR 100” List
Oct.16.2015 Crowell & Moring Named a Top Arbitration Firm in Latin America by Latinvex
May.05.2015 Chambers Ranks 12 Attorneys and Eight Groups in 2015 Global, Europe, and U.K. Guides
Sep.30.2014 Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jun.25.2014 Crowell & Moring's London Office Expands International Dispute Resolution Group with Partner Adrian Jones
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