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Jonathan Lux


Jonathan has over 40 years of dispute resolution experience as a mediator, solicitor and barrister, specialising in international and commercial law. Jonathan’s considerable, diverse experience as a Mediator has brought him great success in settling disputes, both in the UK and internationally.

His vast experience and the range of Mediation and arbitration 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. He has particular expertise in international commercial law, including settling cases in; shipping, maritime, energy, insurance, international trade and commerce across a range of jurisdictions. 

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Full Time Mediator


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Accounting & Finance

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Jonathan's Experience

Areas of Expertise
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Commercial Contracts & Tort Disputes
  • Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Air, Sea & Land
  • Engineering
  • Energy Renewables & Off-Shore
  • Insurance
  • Land and Property
  • Motorsport
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sale of Goods and International Trade
  • Shareholder Dispute
  • Maritime
  • Shipping 
Mediation Style

His extensive experience of negotiating complex issues means Jonathan has a strong ‘feel’ for negotiation and is able to use this to help guide the parties towards settlement. Expertise in shipping and international trade means Jonathan is used to dealing with complex, multi-party cases, supply chain complexities and jurisdictional issues due to being able to grasp key issues quickly.

Jonathan is committed to resolving all disputes, whether large or small. and understands that any dispute has the capacity to pollute a relationship, and therefore the importance of maintaining ongoing relationships following mediation.

An excellent lateral and creative thinker, able to help the parties see issues, consequences or solutions they may not have considered. Jonathan is highly practical with a firm but fair approach – ensuring you get a result in the allocated time.

Jonathan's mediation style has been described as robustly facilitative - testing parties' thinking and stretching their imagination so as to arrive at mutually acceptable solutions. He is prepared to be evaluative only when the mediation has reached a complete impasse and both parties request an evaluation. He has studied transformative mediation but does not presently employ transformative methods in the mediations he conducts. 

Professional Background

Formally a practising solicitor, he was the Joint Head of the Arbitration and Mediation Group with the international commercial and shipping law firm Ince & Co. After an extremely successful career culminating as a Senior Partner, Jonathan made the decision to specialise independently in Mediation and was subsequently called to the Bar and joined chambers in 2013. Most of Jonathan's working career, in the UK and overseas, has been involved with Mediation and arbitration in some form or another. 

Memberships & Awards

Fellow of the CMC and accredited by International Mediation Institute (IMI) and Singapore International Mediation Institute (SMI), as well as:

  • Accredited with the Academy of Experts, ADR Net and CEDR
  • Fellow: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member: British Academy of Experts
  • Member: City UK Dispute Resolution Group
  • Liveryman: Worshipful Company of Solicitors
  • Awards judge: Lloyd’s List Global Shipping Awards
  • Freeman of City of London
  • Honorary Consul to Cape Verde in London
  • Chair of International Bar Association’s Transport Law Committee in the 1990s
  • Director of the London Shipping Law Centre
  • Nominated as a Judge for the National Mediation Awards 2018 and subsequent years

Jonathan was awarded Global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year for both 2010 and 2011 by Who’s Who Legal. In December 2011 he featured in Lloyd’s List of Top Ten Legal Personalities and was a finalist for the Lloyd’s List Global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year award in 2012. 

  • 1973: LLB Law Degree, Nottingham University - Honours + Exhibition
  • 1974: DES (French Masters), University of Aix-Marseilles
  • 1977: Solicitor, England & Wales
  • 1986: Solicitor, Hong Kong
  • Fellowship of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Accredited as Mediator by International Mediation Institute, Singapore International Mediation Institute,
    CEDR, ADR Net & Academy of Experts. CMC Registered
  • 2013: Called to Bar, Gray’s Inn 
  • ADR and Commercial Disputes (Sweet & Maxwell, 2003)
  • Maritime Law Handbook
  • The Law and Practice of Marine Insurance and Average
  • The Law of Tug, Tow and Pilotage
  • Bunkers: An Analysis of the Practical, Technical and Legal Issues
  • Classification Societies
  • Getting the Deal Through – Shipping
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Expropriation of Oil and Gas Investments: Historical, Legal and Economic Perspectives in a New Age of Resource Nationalism (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), 2008)
  • AI and Watermarking to Transform Copyright Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: An Empirical Analysis, published by European Journal of Law and Technology
  • Contributor To Getting the Deal Through – Mediation 2018
  • World Arbitration Reporter (Second Edition, 2010)
  • Mediation Techniques (International Bar Association E-Book, 2010)
  • The Role of Arbitration in Shipping Law (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Responsible Business: How to Manage a CSR Strategy Successfully (Wylie, 2010)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (International Bar Association Series, 2011) 

Jonathan is fluent in French and German, and is therefore well placed to conduct international mediations. 

Jonathan's Testimonials

The consistently positive feedback we received from our sources across the globe reflect Jonathan's exceptional talent and pre-eminence in the field.

Who's Who Legal

Jonathan Lux leads the voting worldwide, with unanimous praise coming from all corners of the globe. Head of the firm's (Ince & Co) logistics team, he is recognised for his alternative dispute resolution capabilities. His skills and integrity mark him out as one of the best I've ever come across.

Who's Who Legal

Jonathan was aware of the key issues from the start but balanced this with great commercial awareness. Jonathan was great with the client and knew how to achieve a result.

Who's Who Legal


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