Jack Thorne is an associate in the London office of Paul Hastings. Mr. Thorne advises across a broad range of domestic and international disputes, with a particular focus on commercial litigation and arbitration, finance litigation, and corporate insolvency. He regularly advises on High Court litigation and handles cases before the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce. He mainly acts for clients in the banking, finance, advertising, and media industries but also has experience in a wide range of sectors, including energy, insurance, sports, and live events.
- 2019 – Jack Thorne is "unbelievably hardworking and a pleasure to work with"
- BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, Distinction, 2010
- BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation, 2009
- University College London, B.A. Linguistics, 2008 (1st Class Hons., Dean's List)
Litigation and Arbitration
- Acting for Cabot Financial in multi-million pound Commercial Court proceedings relating to breaches of warranties contained in a share purchase agreement.
- Acting for a number of past and present employees of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) in relation to the Waterfall III proceedings concerning the Lehman Brothers estate.
- Acting for the Special Liquidator of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (in special liquidation) and associated persons in relation to various proceedings in India connected to the on-going and high-profile Irish litigation between IBRC and members of the Quinn Family and their associated persons and entities.
- Acting for Monaco Telecom in a multi-million pound claim concerning allegations of IP infringement brought against it in the Chancery Division.
- Acting for the claimant, a consumer lender, in successfully obtaining a freezing injunction and judgment in relation to claims against one of its former directors for misappropriation of company funds and failure to pay for allotted shares.
- Acting for the defendant, a global supplier and operator of offshore floating platforms, in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings in Ghana relating to claims for injunctive relief and damages for inducement of breach of contract, conspiracy, and tortious interference with contractual and business relations.
- Advising a leading clothing retailer on various contentious matters arising out of its Company Voluntary Arrangement, including Part 8 proceedings brought by a creditor challenging the CVA on the basis of unfair prejudice under section 6 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
- Advising a telecommunications operator in respect of a proposed scheme of arrangement relating to the restructuring of obligations under senior secured notes.
- Acting for the defendant, a member of a global advertising group, in proceedings brought in Curacao concerning a multi-million pound claim for failure to make payment of the sale price for shares.
- Acting for the claimant, a multinational electric utility company, in an ICC arbitration concerning the contract price under an LNG supply contract.
- Acting for one of Asia’s leading sports marketing agencies on the enforcement of a Singaporean arbitral award against a Mauritian company in the English courts.
- Acting for the Trustees of a pension scheme in relation to a multi-million pound claim for professional negligence against the scheme’s administrators following a failure to properly equalize scheme benefits.
- Acting for a professional football club in High Court proceedings brought by a football agent for breach of contract relating to the transfer of four players.
- Acting for claimant and defendant companies in disputes concerning breach of restrictive covenants in employment contracts and/or breach of confidence.
- Acting for a number of international financial institutions in Europe and the Middle East in relation to multi-agency inquiries, including conducting internal investigations into alleged breaches of OFAC sanctions and reporting to OFAC and the DOJ.
- Advising a global pharmaceutical company in an internal anti-corruption investigation concerning its operations in Africa.
- Acting for a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate in relation to the implementation of an enhanced compliance program required as part of a deferred prosecution agreement entered into with the DOJ in relation to FCPA violations.
- 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
- High Court Delivers a Landmark Ruling Confirming the Tort of “Violation of Rights in a Judgment Debt” – Otherwise Known as the “Marex” Tort - August 16th, 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
- Supreme Court Clarifies Approach to Determining the Scope of the Duty of Care Owed by Professional Advisers - July 23rd, 2021
- Court of Appeal Rejects “Empty Formalism” in Allowing a Challenge to the Form of a “Notice of Claim” Clause under an SPA - June 15th, 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
- U.K. Court of Appeal Considers Position on Inducing a Breach of Contract - March 17th, 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
- U.K. Supreme Court Rules on FCA Business Interruption Insurance Test Case - March 16th, 2021
- U.K. Court of Appeal Confirms Enforceability of “Costs On Termination” Clauses and “Hybrid” Arrangements Included in Damages-Based Agreements - February 19th, 2021
- Court of Appeal Confirms Enforceability of “Costs on Termination” Clauses and “Hybrid” Arrangements Included in Damages-Based Agreements - February 11th, 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
- Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales