Jonathan Robb is an associate in the London office of Paul Hastings.
Mr. Robb advises clients across a variety of domestic and international commercial disputes, and has particular experience in finance, construction, technology, procurement, media and aviation litigation, as well as insolvency proceedings. Mr. Robb has acted in international adjudications and arbitrations, in addition to representing clients in various cases before the High Court of England and Wales.
Having previously undertaken a client secondment in the energy sector, Mr. Robb has first hand experience of the daily demands and challenges facing his clients, and therefore seeks to find pragmatic and workable solutions to contentious issues.
- BBP Law School, London: Legal Practice Course, Distinction, 2016.
- BBP Law School, London: Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation, 2015.
- University of Bristol; Spanish, First Class Honours, 2014
- Acted for a sub-contractor in the construction of two coal-fired power plants regarding claims for delay and disruption caused to its works, as well as a related claim for disclosure implicitly provided for under the contract.
- Acted for a litigation-funded claimant in its claim for broker fees owed by two connected hedge funds that invested principally in synthetic asset backed securities. Simultaneously acted for the claimant’s principal in separate defamation proceedings issued by the two hedge funds, including merging both sets of claims in the Chancery Division.
- Acted for Viapath Group in its claim before the Technology and Construction Court related to alleged breaches of public procurement regulations by Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in the Trust’s re-procurement of pathology services.
- Acted for Citibank in defending a claim for alleged copyright infringement and breaches of a software licence agreement brought before the Chancery Division.
- Acted for a lessor in winding-up proceedings brought before the Isle of Man High Court against the lessee of a private aircraft. Thereafter worked with the lessee’s liquidators in obtaining summary judgment under a personal guarantee, and subsequently taking cross-border enforcement action, including obtaining Norwich Pharmacal relief.
- Advised a software provider in its claim for unpaid licence fees, and consequently defending a significant counterclaim for purported shortcomings in the relevant software, including allegations of fraud and duress.
- Advised two of ten defendants in connection with the multi-million pound acquisition of a sports-rights media company, including defending allegations of deceit, unlawful means conspiracy, and breach of contract.
- Acted for co-licensors of industrial technology in a multi-million dollar SCC arbitration in respect of the misuse of confidential information by a Chinese entity.
- Acted for Arsenal Football Club in responding to a third party debt order application, which application involved various cross-border complications and an extant freezing injunction.
- Acted for Skyscanner Limited in defending claims for alleged breaches of data protection legislation.
- Acted for a spread-betting website in its claim for revenue owing from website affiliate accounts. Enforcement steps included obtaining third party debt orders and a Part 71 summons to Court.
Mr. Robb acted on the above matters prior to joining Paul Hastings.
- November 2021: Court of Appeal considers pleading a claim on an extrapolated basis and confirms that each unfair prejudice petition must be determined by reference to the individual company - Invalid date
- October 2021: Supreme Court interprets “damage” for the purposes of the jurisdictional gateways and Court of Appeal holds that the courts are not bound to accept uncontroverted expert evidence - November 10th, 2021
- September 2021: Court of Appeal considers vicarious liability in sexual abuse case and the parameters of representative actions; and High Court holds a settlement agreement can compromise all claims, even if fraud or dishonesty later comes to light - October 27th, 2021
- August 2021: Supreme Court clarifies the parameters of the tort of lawful act economic duress; Competition Appeal Tribunal grants first ever Collective Proceedings Order; and Privy Council holds that the ‘reflective loss’ rule is a substantive rule of law - September 27th, 2021
- July 2021: Supreme Court grapples with the economic tort of ‘causing loss by unlawful means’; Court of Appeal confirms that conflicts of interest do not overrule an assignment of privilege; and High Court sets out the elements of the novel ‘Marex’ tort - August 18th, 2021
- The Supreme Court’s Latest Grapple with Economic Torts: Causing Loss by Unlawful Means - August 17th, 2021
- Important Decision for Data Breach Litigation as Claims for Misuse of Private Information and Breach of Confidence Struck Out for Being “ill founded” - August 10th, 2021
- June 2021: Supreme Court clarifies scope of the duty of care of professional advisers; Court of Appeal confirms that unfair prejudice petition may be based on breach of directors’ duties; High Court and Court of Appeal consider full and frank disclosure - July 26th, 2021
- May 2021: Court of Appeal rules that prior knowledge should be considered when determining whether a notice of claim contained “reasonable detail”; and a delay of 19 months in delivering judgment is sufficient to vitiate trial judge’s factual conclusions - May 21st, 2021
- April 2021: New rules for trial witness statements; Court of Appeal rules that WP statements are admissible to defend against fraud; and Court of Appeal confirms the Quincecare duty is limited to a financial institution’s customers - May 17th, 2021
- Practice Direction 57AC: Combatting ‘Over-Lawyered’ Witness Statements - May 14th, 2021
- March 2021: Arbitration agreement prevents the enforcement of a US judgment in England; Court of Appeal rules that litigation-funding agreements are not Damages Based Agreements; and High Court considers the “iniquity” exception to legal advice privilege - April 15th, 2021
- February 2021: solicitor instructs a client to “burn all” on learning of a search order; Supreme Court considers when parent company intervention in a subsidiary might give rise liability in tort; and Barclays prevails in LIBOR rigging case. - March 17th, 2021
- January 2021: “Last shot missed the target” in competing jurisdiction clauses; Supreme Court rules on Business Interruption Insurance for COVID-19 losses; and Court of Appeal determines compatibility of termination clauses with DBA Regulations. - February 10th, 2021
- December 2020: Defendant-friendly guidance on security for costs; Supreme Court rules on collective actions; the High Court considers orders for “disclosure of specific documents”; and new ICC Rules enter into force - January 10th, 2021
- October 2020: Ascertaining the proper law of arbitration agreements; Applying a MAC clause in a COVID-19 world; and Two buses come along at once as the UK Supreme Court hands down two judgments on the illegality defence - November 10th, 2020
- November 2020: The High Court tackles ‘class-action tourism’; When is a deal not a deal? When it is Subject to Contract; and Apparent bias of arbitrators considered by the UK Supreme Court - November 10th, 2020
- September 2020: Privilege for some but not all; Construing industry jargon in commercial contracts; and Policy reasons for implying sanctions for breaches of the CPR - October 10th, 2020
- August 2020: Assessing the weight of evidence where there is a serious possibility it was obtained by torture; Responding to tactically-deployed Data Subject Access Requests; and Applying SAAMCO in the context of auditor negligence - September 10th, 2020
- Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.