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Competition and Arbitration Litigator Jane Wessel Joins Arnold & Porter

April 16, 2018

LONDON, April 16, 2018 — Arnold & Porter announced today that Jane Wessel has joined the firm as a partner in the Competition/Antitrust practice. She will be resident in the firm's London office.

Ms. Wessel focuses her practice in the areas of antitrust litigation and international commercial and investor state arbitration. She 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. Ms. Wessel has experience in investor state arbitrations under International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), international commercial arbitrations under United National Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and major institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules, which further deepens the firm's market-leading arbitration practice. A Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited mediator, Ms. Wessel also regularly advises on structuring dispute resolution provisions in international commercial agreements and on many aspects of cross-border litigation.

John Schmidt, who leads Arnold & Porter's London Competition team, said: "Jane brings broad experience to our firm, enhancing our existing multi-jurisdictional and multilingual London team, and further bolstering our ability to serve clients globally."

Arnold & Porter is acknowledged as being among global elite law firms for competition/antitrust, with a practice that is integrated across the firm's London, Brussels, Frankfurt, and US offices. The Competition/Antitrust group and its members have been involved in a number of complex and high-profile matters, frequently spanning multiple jurisdictions. The firm's recognized International Arbitration group is one of the largest and most experienced in the world, offering clients significant depth, breadth, and scope.

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