Harriet Jones-Fenleigh

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2867
Harriet Jones-Fenleigh

Harriet Jones-Fenleigh

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Biography

Harriet Jones-Fenleigh is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in London. She specialises in cross-border commercial and banking and finance litigation and arbitration. Harriet has a particular focus on derivatives, structured finance and debt capital markets disputes, but she also has considerable contentious aviation and civil fraud experience.

Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Harriet practised as a barrister for five years at Fountain Court Chambers, where she appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court and in ICC, LCIA and SIAC arbitral proceedings.

Harriet is ranked in Legal 500 (The Bar 2013) as a leading junior barrister for aviation and in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide (2014), where she is described as a “A junior with a strong commercial litigation practice, she attracts market praise for her accessibility and client service.” “An excellent recently called junior, she is extremely hard-working, accessible, client-friendly and determined. One to watch for the future.”

Harriet received a double first class degree in History from the University of Cambridge and a Distinction in the CPE from the Inns of Court School of Law.


Professional experience

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  • Barrister, qualified in England & Wales
  • Acting for a major international bank on a very high value dispute about the calculation of the Settlement Amount payable under the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement following the close-out of a variety of derivatives transactions.
  • Advising a major international bank on a potential dispute regarding jurisdiction and the enforceability of various cross-currency swaps and their close-out under the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement.
  • Advising a corporate on a potential claim against a ratings agency following a ratings downgrade.
  • Acting for a major bank in various disputes concerning the alleged mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.
  • Acting for an online forex trading platform defending claims by investors alleging various breaches of FSMA 2000.
  • Acting for a US broker-dealer in various disputes with a subsiduary arising under a GMRA.
  • Acting for the former directors of an international telecommunications group defending claims for breach of directors' duties.