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Jonathan is a popular international commercial mediator and fluent in English, French and German.

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IMI Certified Mediator
France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Commercial, Construction, Energy, International, Maritime, Sport
English, French, German
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With over 33 years experience behind him as a solicitor, and 15 as a mediator in commercial law, Jonathan is well placed to take on Mediation cases that require a highly skilled and personal approach. Jonathan has the ability to grasp the key issues of a case quickly, his vast experience and range of Mediation cases that he has been involved with have given him the tact and robustness that leads to a satisfactory conclusion, enabling all parties to cost-effectively put the case behind them and get on with their business. 

Jonathan, a Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator with Lux Mediation is one of the founder members of CEDR. He well known for the use of the ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) principle in resolving cases. His wise guidance, flexible approach and excellent communications skills as a team player make him the right choice for complex or more straightforward mediation cases and has been appointed to the LMAA/Baltic Exchange Mediation Panel. He has lectured widely and written numerous articles on the subject of mediation, and is co-author of ADR and Commercial Disputes. 

He was voted Who's Who Legal Global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year in 2010 & again in 2011.

LLB (Hons), Jonathan is fluent in both French and German, a great advantage for cross-border mediation cases. 

Jonathan’s working career has been impressive. After leaving Nottingham University with a University Exhibition and LLB Honours Degree in 1977, Jonathan went on to Post Graduate studies in France where he completed a Masters Degree. He has worked abroad in both Hong Kong and Hamburg. The majority of his working career has been involved with Mediation and Arbitration in some form or other, in most cases with spectacular results. He is well known for bringing cases to a successful conclusion when they had already been backwards and forwards to court on several occasions with no result. 

Prior to joining Lux Mediation, he was joint head of international law firm Ince and Co.'s Arbitration and Mediation group. He is considered to be at the top of his profession.

Jonathan Lux is proud to be amongst the very first IMI Certified (Inter–Cultural) Mediators in the UK!

Jonathan spent 37 years with Ince and Co international commercial law firm, more than 30 of those years as partner. Since leaving Ince in 2012 Jonathan has been called to the Bar & invited to join Stone Chambers, a leading set in Grays Inn. As such, Jonathan has for many years been at the forefront of resolving disputes relating to both general commercial & international commercial law issues, including maritime/shipping, offshore energy, international trade and insurance involving parties both domestically & from all five continents and from a huge range of cultural backgrounds.

Jonathan has been mediating for the last 15 years in a wide range of commercial cases including commercial contract and tort disputes, sale of goods, international trade, carriage of goods and passengers by air, sea and land, insurance, banking, construction, property, personal injury and professional negligence. Over the recent years, Jonathan has been averaging about one to two mediation hearings a month.

Robustly facilitative &/or transformative & (only when both parties so request) evaluative.

Experience and specialities: • Commercial Contract and tort disputes • Sale of goods and international trade • Carriage of goods and passengers by air, sea and land • Insurance • Banking • Construction • Land & Property • Personal injury • Professional negligence • Shipping • Offshore Energy

The commercial rate for the job.

1. International Bar Association - Past Chairman of Committees 
(a) Maritime and Transport Law and
(b) Human Rights Institute’s Committee on Legal Systems
2. Co-Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
3. Co-Chairman of UK branch of British Chamber of Commerce in Germany
4. Council member, British Chamber of Commerce in Germany
Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Solicitors 
5. Judge, Lloyd’s List Global Shipping Awards
6. Freeman of City of London

Michael Cover,
Tel.:+44 (0)2073 514 9020

Training and Education

Trained & accredited by Academy of Experts, ADR Net, CEDR and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

Most recent training undertaken with Harvard in 2016.

Regularly gives talks on ADR at venues around the world.

MATA Mediator Gathering - 6 July 2012.

Harvard, Mediating complex International Disputes-2016

Regular speaker and conference chair at conferences and seminars in the UK and worldwide on dispute resolution in general and ADR in particular.

  • Co-author: ADR and Commercial Disputes (Sweet & Maxwell, 2003)
  • Co-author/editor:
    - The Law of Tug, Tow and Pilotage
    - The Law and Practice of Marine Insurance and Average 
    - Bunkers
    - Classification Societies
    - Maritime Law Handbook
    - Corporate Social Responsibility
    - Expropriation of Oil and Gas Investments: Historical, Legal and Economic Perspectives in a New Age of Resource Nationalism published by Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) 2008
    - Getting the Deal Through – Shipping 2009

  • Contributor to:
    - Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2018
    - Contributed chapter to book entitled: "The Role of Arbitration in Shipping Law" published by Oxford University Press, June 2016. As a matter of interest, the immediately preceding chapter is written by Sir Bernard Rix LJ (former Court of Appeal Judge)
    - Responsible Business: How to Manage a CSR Strategy Successfully (Wylie, 2010)
    - IBA E-Book: Mediation Techniques (2010)
    - World Arbitration Reporter, Second Edition: Chapter on London Maritime Arbitrators' Association (2010)
    - International Bar Association Series, Corporate Social Responsibility - The European Initiatives (Chapter 19)

  • Articles:
    - Lloyd's List, 1st February 2018 - "Twenty-twenty dispute resolution: Why and when to mediate."
    - IHS Fairplay, 24th November 2017 - "Successful litigants can be made to pay for bypassing mediation."
    - TradeWinds, 27th October 2017 - "In a world of conflict, the value of London's mediators shines."

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Jonathan Lux
Mediator, Arbitrator & Barrister
Lux Mediation
+44(0)20 8340 1184
United Kingdom
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