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 working as part of a team in a patent revocation claim; advising on debt claims with implications in the United Kingdom, India, and the British Virgin Islands; and advising on a breach of fiduciary duty claim.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Duro Felguera files claim against head contractor relating to Roy Hill Iron Ore ProjectJones Day is acting for Duro Felguera Australia Pty Ltd (DFA), a Spanish mining and construction contractor, in relation to the following disputes arising in respect of the US$10 billion Roy Hill Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.
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