Jane Wessel focuses her practice in the areas of antitrust litigation and international commercial and investor state arbitration. Ms. Wessel has extensive experience handling competition damages litigation in the English High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Her work in this area has included acting for the claimants in one of the earliest claims in the CAT, Emerson Electric Inc. v. Morgan Crucible plc, and for one of the defendant airlines in the air cargo cartel litigation, Emerald Supplies Ltd v. British Airways plc. She also has many years' experience in investor state arbitrations under International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and international commercial arbitration under United National Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and major institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules.
Ms. Wessel also regularly advises on structuring dispute resolution provisions in international commercial agreements and on many aspects of cross-border litigation.
Ms. Wessel is admitted to practice law in England and Wales, and the State of Illinois. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited Mediator.
- JD, Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1991, summa cum laude
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education, French, University of Bath, 1984
- BA (Hons), French with Italian, Exeter University, 1980
- England and Wales