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Flora Jones is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s London office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration group. She acts for clients in international disputes and regulatory matters across a range of sectors, including energy and natural resources, pharmaceuticals, aviation, construction and finance. She has acted in commercial and investment arbitral proceedings under the rules of ICSID, the LCIA, SIAC, the ICC and UNCITRAL, involving a variety of applicable laws, venues and subject matters. She has also acted in regulatory proceedings brought by the U.S. DOJ, the UK FSA and the Japan FSA.

Flora spent three months as a judicial assistant to Mr. Justice Peter Smith in the Chancery Division of the English High Court in 2014. She also spent one year in King & Spalding’s Tokyo office from 2015-2016.

Presentations and Publications

  • Speaking on “Regulatory trends and anti-corruption initiatives from across the Asia-Pacific region” at the ALB Japan Anti-Corruption Forum event in Tokyo (Oct 2015);
  • Presenting a series of lectures on “International Dispute Resolution” to the Tokyo University Law Faculty (Nov / Dec 2014 and Nov 2015); and
  • Contributed to the Japan Chapter of GAR’s Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How (2015).
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Credentials

England and Wales

England & Wales (Admitted 11/1/2013; SRA # 532119)

English

Italian

Spanish

Matters

Investment Arbitration

Representing the claimant in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty. The dispute concerns an oil and gas production concession.

Representing the claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under the Barbados – Venezuela bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns an investment in an oil and gas development.

Representing a Malaysian media group in two UNCITRAL arbitrations brought under the UK – India bilateral investment treaty and the Mauritius – India bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns the satellite television sector.

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Investment Arbitration

Representing the claimant in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty. The dispute concerns an oil and gas production concession.

Representing the claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under the Barbados – Venezuela bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns an investment in an oil and gas development.

Representing a Malaysian media group in two UNCITRAL arbitrations brought under the UK – India bilateral investment treaty and the Mauritius – India bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns the satellite television sector.

International Arbitration

Currently advising an American multinational energy corporation on a potential UNCITRAL arbitration in relation to an oil and gas dispute in Angola.

Currently representing a nuclear reactor and services provider in an ICC arbitration in an Asian country against a national power company arising out of the construction of a nuclear power plant. More than USD 200 million is at stake.

Recently represented a Japanese engineering, procurement and construction company in a potential AAA arbitration against a U.S. producer of polyvinyl chloride arising out of the construction of an ethane cracker plant in the U.S. More than USD 80 million is at stake.

Recently represented a Japanese multinational corporation in a potential SIAC arbitration arising out of the construction of a Power Plant in Taiwan.

Recently advised a Japanese manufacturer of high precision instruments in relation to contracts concerning neurosurgical microscope systems that provide for ICC arbitration in Singapore. Claims included intellectual property and competition issues and concerned multiple jurisdictions.

Recently advised a Japanese engineering firm on a construction dispute arising under an EPC contract that provided for SIAC arbitration in Singapore in respect of claims for delays in achieving Mechanical Completion on the construction of a Chemical Plant in Malaysia.

Recently advised a Japanese trading house on a dispute involving non-compliance with line-pipe specifications in respect of an upstream LNG project in Australia. The SPA provided for ICC arbitration in Western Australia.

Regulatory Investigations and Crisis Management

Represented a global financial institution in investigations in various jurisdictions relating to FX spot trading operations. This included submitting interim and final reports to the Japan Financial Services Agency, interviewing the bank's employees and providing Japan related strategic guidance and support.

Represented a global financial institution in Italian and UK investigations relating to fraud allegations in respect of a derivatives transaction. This included submitting documents and reports to the Financial Services Authority.

Advised a Japanese trading house in relation to its investment into a project involving Petrobras, in particular its obligations under the Bribery Act 2010.

Advised a Japanese manufacturer on its response to a subpoena issued by the U.S. DOJ in relation to U.S. litigation concerning a product recall issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Insights

Newsletter · Source: A Guide to International Investment Agreements

September 28, 2016
Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter September 2016

Newsletter · Source: Anti-bribery and Corruption Enforcement

July 31, 2016
Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter July 2016

Newsletter · Source: Construction Disputes

June 24, 2016
Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter June 2016

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Matters

Investment Arbitration

Representing the claimant in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty. The dispute concerns an oil and gas production concession.

Representing the claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under the Barbados – Venezuela bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns an investment in an oil and gas development.

Representing a Malaysian media group in two UNCITRAL arbitrations brought under the UK – India bilateral investment treaty and the Mauritius – India bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns the satellite television sector.

See more
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Matters

Investment Arbitration

Representing the claimant in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty. The dispute concerns an oil and gas production concession.

Representing the claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under the Barbados – Venezuela bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns an investment in an oil and gas development.

Representing a Malaysian media group in two UNCITRAL arbitrations brought under the UK – India bilateral investment treaty and the Mauritius – India bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns the satellite television sector.

International Arbitration

Currently advising an American multinational energy corporation on a potential UNCITRAL arbitration in relation to an oil and gas dispute in Angola.

Currently representing a nuclear reactor and services provider in an ICC arbitration in an Asian country against a national power company arising out of the construction of a nuclear power plant. More than USD 200 million is at stake.

Recently represented a Japanese engineering, procurement and construction company in a potential AAA arbitration against a U.S. producer of polyvinyl chloride arising out of the construction of an ethane cracker plant in the U.S. More than USD 80 million is at stake.

Recently represented a Japanese multinational corporation in a potential SIAC arbitration arising out of the construction of a Power Plant in Taiwan.

Recently advised a Japanese manufacturer of high precision instruments in relation to contracts concerning neurosurgical microscope systems that provide for ICC arbitration in Singapore. Claims included intellectual property and competition issues and concerned multiple jurisdictions.

Recently advised a Japanese engineering firm on a construction dispute arising under an EPC contract that provided for SIAC arbitration in Singapore in respect of claims for delays in achieving Mechanical Completion on the construction of a Chemical Plant in Malaysia.

Recently advised a Japanese trading house on a dispute involving non-compliance with line-pipe specifications in respect of an upstream LNG project in Australia. The SPA provided for ICC arbitration in Western Australia.

Regulatory Investigations and Crisis Management

Represented a global financial institution in investigations in various jurisdictions relating to FX spot trading operations. This included submitting interim and final reports to the Japan Financial Services Agency, interviewing the bank's employees and providing Japan related strategic guidance and support.

Represented a global financial institution in Italian and UK investigations relating to fraud allegations in respect of a derivatives transaction. This included submitting documents and reports to the Financial Services Authority.

Advised a Japanese trading house in relation to its investment into a project involving Petrobras, in particular its obligations under the Bribery Act 2010.

Advised a Japanese manufacturer on its response to a subpoena issued by the U.S. DOJ in relation to U.S. litigation concerning a product recall issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Insights

Newsletter · Source: A Guide to International Investment Agreements

September 28, 2016
Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter September 2016

Newsletter · Source: Anti-bribery and Corruption Enforcement

July 31, 2016
Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter July 2016

Newsletter · Source: Construction Disputes

June 24, 2016
Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter June 2016

View all

Credentials

England and Wales

England & Wales (Admitted 11/1/2013; SRA # 532119)

English

Italian

Spanish