Carolin M.Mester


London + 44.20.7039.5190

Carolin Mester practices commercial litigation and arbitration with a particular focus on fraud, contract, and insolvency disputes. She also has experience working on investor-state arbitrations on behalf of investors in the mining sector.

Carolin's recent experience includes advising the liquidators of Angel Group in its claims against its former director and shareholder and claims against its company auditors; acting on behalf of a Russian bank in a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) proceeding involving a contractual dispute; advising the liquidators of a company regarding asset realization, including issuing insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against a number of debtors; and acting on behalf of a U.S. health care company in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration against a Middle Eastern hospital proprietor.


  • World Wide Minerals obtains arbitration award in excess of $50 million against the Republic of KazakhstanJones Day obtained an arbitration award on behalf of World Wide Minerals Ltd. ("WWM"), a Toronto-based mining company, and Mr. Paul A. Carroll, QC, WWM's President and CEO, which held that the Republic of Kazakhstan breached international law and the Canada-U.S.S.R. Bilateral Investment Treaty ("BIT") over 20 years ago.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • Angel Group liquidators succeed in claims worth over £10m against former director and sole shareholderJones Day acted for the joint liquidators of the Angel Group in respect of claims worth over £10 million for breach of trust and fiduciary duties against Julia Davey (the former director and sole shareholder of the Angel Group).
  • U.S. healthcare company arbitrates ICC claim against Middle Eastern hospital proprietorJones Day is representing a Pittsburgh-based international healthcare management and consulting company in an ICC commercial arbitration against an owner of medical centers and clinics in the Middle East.
  • Central Asia Metals acquires Lynx Resources Limited for $402.5 millionJones Day represented Central Asia Metals PLC ("CAML") in connection with its acquisition of Lynx Resources Limited, which owns the SASA zinc-lead mine in Macedonia, for US$402.5 million and the connected equity fundraise of £113 million (US$153.5 million).
  • J.F. Lehman investment affiliate acquires Aish Technologies LimitedJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing by investment affiliate AGI Holdings LLC of Aish Technologies Limited, a provider of ruggedized display systems, cathodic protection systems and other subsystems for the UK and U.S. navies, as well as other global defense and commercial customers.
  • Greystar obtains financing for three properties located at 2 Millharbour, LondonJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the development and financing of three properties located at 2 Millharbour, London.
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