AnneWillatt

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5735

Anne Willatt is a dispute resolution lawyer with a focus on resolving complex and high-value disputes. She has acted for large corporations and individuals in a wide range of matters including contractual disputes and contentious insolvency matters.

Anne is currently acting for the liquidators of the BHS group of companies on its high-profile investigations into one of the largest retail collapses in the United Kingdom. Anne's other recent experience includes advising: an international hotel operator in relation to a management agreement dispute, two high net worth individuals in a conspiracy action commenced by the liquidator of a state-owned banking institution, and on breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Prior to joining the London Office, Anne practiced in Jones Day's Sydney Office, where she worked on disputes with a particular focus in the projects and infrastructure sector. Her experience during this time included a series of successful adjudication applications for a contractor in relation to the Gladstone LNG Project (which recovered approximately $500 million) and several related proceedings in the Queensland Supreme Court, as well as disputes related to the Wiggins Island Export Terminal, the Australia Pacific LNG Project, and various public sector building projects.

Experience

  • Global equipment testing company defends disputes arising out of death and serious injury on construction siteJones Day is acting for a global equipment testing company in relation to a series of multi-party disputes arising out of a death and serious injury on a construction site in England.
  • FRP Advisory appointed as liquidators of Laura Ashley entities to investigate pre-administration mattersJones Day represents the liquidators of certain Laura Ashley entities (who were originally appointed as additional administrators by the Court) in connection with their investigation of certain pre-administration matters and any causes of action stemming from those investigations.
  • BHS insolvency officeholders seek advice relating to investigations arising from company's collapseJones Day is acting for Geoff Rowley and Tony Wright as the insolvency officeholders of UK high street retailer, British Homes Stores ("BHS"), on investigations into the causes of the company's collapse and pursuing avenues of recovery for creditors.
  • Duro Felguera prevails in international arbitration arising out of Roy Hill Iron Ore ProjectJones Day successfully acted for Duro Felguera Australia Pty Ltd. in a significant international arbitration with Samsung C&T Corporation arising out of the US$10 billion Roy Hill Iron Ore Project.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Clean Line Waste Water Solutions 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 by portfolio company National Response Corporation of Clean Line Waste Water Solutions Limited, a provider of environmental, industrial and emergency response services in the United Kingdom.