Jones Day’s James Pickavance named one of six ‘most highly regarded’ lawyers globally in construction law

Jones Day's James Pickavance, a partner in the Firm's Global Disputes Practice, has been named by Who's Who Legal (WWL) as one of six partners across all law firms globally to be 'most highly regarded' for his experience representing clients on complex construction matters. This recognition appears in WWL's Construction 2022 - Future Leaders guide. Commentators lauded Mr. Pickavance as a highly experienced and astute construction lawyer with "an outstanding reputation" and "good client management skills."

The WWL research process is based on recommendations and feedback from private practitioners in the sector or industry in question as well as from corporate counsel or other clients who have worked closely with the nominees. The "Future Leader" designation is limited to practitioners aged 45 and under.

Based in the Firm's London Office, Mr. Pickavance handles complex construction and engineering matters. He represents contractors, owners, developers, and consultants in public and private projects, particularly in the energy, power, major infrastructure, and commercial development sectors. In addition to acting in a project advisory and dispute avoidance capacity, he has experience in all major forms of dispute resolution and has acted under various applicable laws, both common and civil systems.

Mr. Pickavance is a member of the Society of Construction Law, a committee member of the Adjudication Society, and a board member of the International Construction Law Association. He is a Visiting Fellow at King's College London and teaches the Master's degree construction course. He has authored more than 50 articles in various publications and often speaks at and chairs conferences in the United Kingdom and internationally. He is author of A Practical Guide to Construction Adjudication (2015) and contributing author of Construction Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice around the World (2021).

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.