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Jessica Foley

Senior Associate
Solicitor Advocate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, French, German

Jessica is a Senior Associate and Solicitor Advocate in the CMS London Dispute Resolution team.  

Jessica’s varied dispute resolution experience includes High Court and Court of Appeal litigation and commercial and investment arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and ICSID rules.  She advises on complex commercial disputes arising from allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, negligence and misrepresentation, as well as infringements of competition law.  Jessica also advises on compliance issues, including conducting corporate internal investigations and risk assessments, developing anti-bribery policies and procedures and responding to data breaches and data subject access requests. 

Jessica’s experience covers a range of sectors, including technology, construction, insurance and consumer products.  

In 2019, Jessica completed a secondment to the Secretariat of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), where she worked as Counsel within the Casework team. 

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  • 2013 – PgDip (Legal Practice), University of Law, London
  • 2012 – LL.M., King’s College London
  • 2009 – LL.B., University of Bristol
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Re­cog­ni­tion and en­force­ment of for­eign judg­ments in Eng­land and Wales
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UK Su­preme Court judg­ment provides fur­ther guid­ance on the gov­ern­ing law...
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UK Su­preme Court gives land­mark judg­ment in Mas­ter­card v Mer­ricks
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