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Jason Woodland

Jason Woodland

Partner

“A safe pair of hands to deal with a dispute, however urgent, difficult or contentious,” (Legal 500) Jason specialises in heavyweight commercial litigation and arbitration.

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Memberships

  • Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
  • Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA)
  • Commercial Litigators Forum
  • International Chamber of Commerce – Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC-YAF)
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Jason is a partner in the Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and Asset Tracing department. He specialises in heavy-weight commercial and competition/anti-trust litigation, and arbitration. Many of Jason’s cases involve allegations of fraud and Jason has significant experience of tracing and recovering the proceeds of fraud on behalf of claimants. He regularly acts in cases involving emergency injunctive relief such as freezing injunctions and search orders.

Jason also represents defendants to civil proceedings, and has particular expertise in dealing with civil claims where there is a parallel criminal investigation.

Much of Jason’s work has an international element, and Jason is used to co-ordinating litigation in a number of different jurisdictions. His clients range from governments and multi-national corporations to privately owned companies and individuals.

His arbitration experience includes proceedings under ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules as well as ad hoc arbitrations.

Jason is currently acting for the English Department of Health in its £225 million claim against the French pharmaceutical group, Servier, in connection with the drug Perindopril.

In Chambers and Partners 2021, Jason is described as “a good orchestrator who engages other members of his team and as a result comes up with fresh perspectives.” “He has good analytical skills and a good grasp of the legal aspects in cross-border litigation.” “He had a depth and breadth of experience and understood everything on the case.” (Fraud: Civil).

In Legal 500 2021, a source says  “Jason Woodland has matured into an efficient and ingenious litigator with impressive energy and stamina for hard-fought civil fraud litigation, and great communication skills.” (Civil fraud and asset tracing).