Jerome Finnis | London | Hogan Lovells

Jerome Finnis

Counsel Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment



Finnis Jerome

Jerome Finnis
Finnis Jerome
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A counsel in Hogan Lovells' international arbitration team based in London, Jerome Finnis has over 15 years' experience of representing clients in high value international arbitrations, including disputes in the energy, aerospace, telecoms, life sciences and banking sectors. He has particular experience of disputes involving States and State-owned entities.

Jerome regularly advises on the drafting of arbitration clauses, staying court proceedings in favour of arbitration, applications for interim injunctive relief (including under s.44 of the English Arbitration Act 1996), and challenges to and enforcement of arbitral awards.

Jerome's publications include a chapter on 'Support and Supervision by the Courts' for the practitioner text on arbitration law and practice, Arbitration in England, as well as podcasts on international arbitration for

Representative experience

Acting for an oil major in an arbitration regarding sole risk provisions in a Joint Operating Agreement relating to an oil field in the Far East (UNCITRAL rules, London).

Acting for a designer and manufacturer of aerospace products in an arbitration relating to warranties in a share purchase agreement (ICC rules, London).

Acting for oil majors in two separate arbitrations with a total value in excess of US$1bn relating to deep offshore Production Sharing Contracts (ad hoc arbitrations, Nigeria).

Acting for a Swiss company in an arbitration against a PRC company for breach of a pollution control technology licence agreement (ICC, Singapore).

Acting for a European bank in a dispute arising out of a syndicated revolving credit facility (LCIA, London).

Acting for a global power company in a dispute regarding power facilities in a CIS State, including related injunction proceedings in the English Commercial Court (ICC, London).

Acting for a European oil and gas company in a Joint Operating Agreement dispute relating to withdrawal from offshore oil licences in West Africa.

Acting for a telecoms company in a patent licensing dispute involving FRAND and competition law issues (ICC, Stockholm).


  • M.A., University of Cambridge, Clare College


Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, "Rising Star"

Legal 500 UK 2020