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, Republic of Ireland, 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.



Competition Litigation After Brexit
BritNed Developments v. Abb Revisited: UK High Court Rules Further Reduction in Damages and No Order as to Costs in Follow-on Competition Litigation
Navigating the Tensions Between Leniency Cooperation and the Risk of Private Follow-On Damage Claims in Cartel Cases (pdf)
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Cartels & Leniency 2019 published by Global Legal Group
BritNed Developments v. ABB : First UK Cartel Follow-On Judgment Finds No Deliberate Overcharge
Handbook of International Arbitration Rules
Kluwer Arbitration


The Legal 500 UK
Commercial Litigation (2017-2019)


  • 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
  • Ireland

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