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Jue Jun Lu

Legal Director
Jue Jun is a phenomenal lawyer. Exceptionally bright and tactically astute, she is a huge asset in China-related disputes.
Former GC, now CEO, state-owned petroleum company
About

Jue Jun Lu is a Solicitor Advocate, with over a decade of experience of representing clients in cross-border commercial and investment treaty disputes.

Jue Jun is well versed in both English and Mandarin and has particular expertise in resolving China-related disputes. She has been named by The Legal 500 in 2021 and 2022 as a "Rising Star" in International Arbitration, and is also a former Ambassador to the ICC's Belt and Road Commission (2019-2022).

Jue Jun has acted as counsel in international arbitration cases seated in a variety of locations including London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing and administered under the rules of all the major international arbitral institutions as well as in ad hoc proceedings. She is also experienced in managing complex, large-scale litigation before the English courts, particularly in relation to dishonesty and fraud, and in various investigations and contentious regulatory matters.

Jue Jun advises on disputes from a wide range of industry sectors including energy, infrastructure, trade, transport, telecommunications, and technology, acting for governments, state-owned and multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Jue Jun has spent time on secondment at one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, providing legal support for its upstream and downstream operations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor-Advocate in England and WalesSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

EXPERIENCE

  • Acting for a Chinese state-owned oil and gas company (LCIA): successfully defended a Chinese state-owned oil and gas conglomerate in a multi-billion US dollar LCIA arbitration arising from the acquisition of an upstream oil and gas company in Canada
  • Acting for a Chinese telecommunications firm (LCIA): acted for a Chinese telecommunications systems manufacturer in two LCIA arbitrations arising from its agency arrangements in Africa
  • South Korean EPC contractor v X (ICC): acted for a South Korean EPC contractor in an ICC arbitration against the owner arising from the termination of a thermal power plant construction project in Kazakhstan and in related disputes with its sub-contractors
  • Omani utilities operator v X (ICC): acted for an Omani state-owned operator of utilities services in an ICC arbitration and a related expert determination in relation to a power plant in the Middle East
  • South Korean conglomerate v X (HKIAC): acted for a South Korean energy and chemicals conglomerate in an HKIAC arbitration against its joint venture partner in relation to certain natural gas investments in China
  • Acting for an Indonesian mining company (SIAC): acted for an Indonesian coal mining company in a SIAC arbitration arising from several offtake agreements concerning certain Indonesian hard coking coal
  • UAE shipping firm v X (LMAA): acted for a UAE shipping services provider in six LMAA arbitrations against a Chinese shipyard in relation to various shipbuilding and guarantee agreements
  • Greek oil refinery v Mediterranean state: advised a Greek oil refinery on claims under the Energy Charter Treaty against the government of a Mediterranean state
  • South African manufacturer v African state (UNCITRAL): acted for a South African defence and aerospace equipment manufacturer in ad hoc arbitration proceedings against the government of an African state in relation to an agreement to supply military surveillance systems
  • Acting for an international sports agency (Rule K of The English Football Association): acted for an international sports agency in successful defence of an ad hoc arbitration under Rule K of The English Football Association concerning the representation of a Premier League football player
  • Acting for a Pakistani petroleum firm: acted for a Pakistani petroleum distributor in an English court challenge, under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996, of a final award following ad hoc arbitration concerning the sale of gasoil
  • Brown & Ors v InnovatorOne Plc & Ors [2012] EWHC 1321 (Comm): following a four-month trial, successfully defended a solicitor defendant in a £50 million fraud claim in the English High Court brought by over 500 individual investors following the collapse of certain tax efficient technology investment schemes
Languages
  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Spanish
Education
  • University of Liverpool, LL.B. (Hons) (First Class)
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course (Distinction)

Awards

  • "Rising Star" for International Arbitration, The Legal 500, 2021

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