Julianne Hughes-Jennett

Julianne Hughes-Jennett


Email julianne.hughes-jennett@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"Passionate and driven practitioner" known for her "great deal of work in dispute resolution and human rights due diligence." "very steady hand in guiding clients" on international human rights issues and liabilities.

Chambers Global 2019

Julianne Hughes-Jennett is a Partner in Hogan Lovells' litigation and arbitration practice, head of the firm's Business and Human Rights Group and a member of the firm's Class Actions and Group Litigation Group. She has been appointed to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR as a member of the Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings. 

She has significant experience in Group Litigation before the English Courts and Class Actions in the US. She also manages "bet the company" investigations in relation to business and human rights. She has extensive experience of complex, high-value commercial disputes (including ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICSID), focusing in particular on emerging markets in the natural resources, life sciences, TMT, Diversified Industries and Financial Institution sectors.

Julianne "has real arbitration experience and expertise (Legal 500, 2019) and is recognized as being "very smart and reliable" (Legal 500, 2019).

Her practice also includes advising in respect of alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, including under the Alien Torts Statute. She contributed to the mandate of the UN SRSG on 'Business and Human Rights'. She leads the firm's Rule of Law 2030 initiative to collaborate with Clients on projects to strengthen the rule of law. Julianne is a solicitor advocate with full rights of audience for civil matters at all levels of the English Courts.

Julianne is an active member of Arbitral Women and a Visiting Fellow on Rule of Law and Foreign Direct Investment at the Bingham Centre within the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. As part of the Business and Human Rights team, she won the Award for International Legal Services at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2018.

Awards and recognitions


Band 3 - Business & Human Rights Law
Chambers and Partners Global


Listed individual - International Arbitration and Public International law
Legal 500


Business & Human Rights Law (Global-wide)
Chambers Global


International Pro Bono Rule of Law Award
American Bar Association

Education and admissions


University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall


ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR as a member of the Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings

European Society of International Law

Arbitral Women

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Visiting Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

ICC Consultative Task Force on the Revision of the ADR Rules, Expertise Rules and Dispute Board Rules

Related Knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Acting for Churchill Mining Plc in the interim stages of an investment arbitration against the government of the Republic of Indonesia.

Member of the team acting for a major energy company in relation to a group litigation action concerning oil spills in the Niger Delta.

Member of the team that obtained summary judgment for Talisman Energy, a major energy company, sued in a class action on behalf of 300,000 southern Sudanese.

Acting for the majority shareholders of Nemiroff Vodka in an LCIA arbitration commenced by the minority shareholders, together with advising on related proceedings in the BVI, Cyprus and Russia.

Acting for clients in the natural resources sector with respect to claims arising under Joint Operating Agreements and related contracts.

Acting for a multinational energy company in an arbitral claim concerning rights to an offshore oil block in Central America.

Advising a multinational company in two arbitrations relating to ship building contracts.

Advising a Latin America group in relation to a number of arbitrations following the global down turn.

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