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Jessica Rodger practices commercial litigation and arbitration and has experience acting for large corporations and high net worth individuals on a variety of contentious matters, including shareholder disputes, corporate investigations, and complex contractual disputes.

Jessica's recent experience includes advising HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosa'ad in a multiweek English High Court trial on his successful claim to take full control of the English Premier League team Sheffield United Football Club following a hotly contested shareholder dispute. Jessica also recently advised on five separate but conjoined arbitrations governed by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) rules, arising from a contractual dispute over the terms of sale of a number of properties.

Jessica also has a particular focus on property litigation. She has advised on matters such as landlord and tenant disputes, tenant insolvency, lease interpretation, County Court possession proceedings, and opposed and unopposed lease renewal proceedings. Jessica's recent experience includes acting for the developer of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London, on obtaining vacant possession.


  • Freudenberg acquires Low & Bonar PLCJones Day represented Freudenberg SE, the global technology group, in connection with the £107 million takeover offer by group member, FV Beteiligungs-GmbH, of Low & Bonar PLC via a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Middle Eastern retail and real estate group in dispute with landlord seeks advice concerning major shopping center in Beirut, LebanonJones Day represents a large Middle Eastern based retail and real estate group in connection with a dispute relating to an English law governed leasehold agreement for a major shopping center in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad wins long-running shareholder dispute with Kevin McCabe over ownership of Sheffield United Football ClubJones Day successfully represented His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad bin Abdulaziz Al Sa'ud in his claim to take full control of the English Premier League team, Sheffield United Football Club, after a hotly contested dispute with Kevin McCabe, a well-known UK businessman, and his company Sheffield United Limited ("SUL").
  • StepStone Group forms joint venture with ActivumJones Day advised StepStone Group LP on the formation of a joint venture with Activum SG, an investor in European real estate related sectors, in connection with its investment in four residential and commercial real estate assets located in Spain and Germany.
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