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“Jane is not afraid to get stuck in and work with the parties towards a settlement.” - Mediation Feedback
Jane Player is a highly experienced mediator who was privy to some of the first mediations in the UK having started her career at Turner Kenneth Brown which housed CEDR’s first home. Jane regularly mediates a wide range of commercial disputes both here in the UK and has had experience of mediation in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Jane has a keen understanding of the cultural aspects of joint venture and consortia disputes having advised and mediated a number of these in various jurisdictions. Her expertise focuses on corporate and contractual claims, fraud and project disputes covering a wide variety of industries to include infrastructure, life sciences and IT. Jane is a member of CEDR mediator training faculty and a practising lawyer. Jane is known for her proactive facilitation, encouraging parties to balance the cost benefit analyses of the settlement against the ultimate potential for a win at court or arbitration. She is recommended in Legal 500 and is described as mixing “a tenacious and involved style with a warm personality that brings all the parties together”. She is praised for her “quick grasp of both the legal and commercial risks at stake”.
Jane is a Dispute Resolution Partner at the law firm King & Spalding in London. As well as having a busy practice she mediates on a regular basis and is a member of the CEDR training faculty as well as, until recently, the MATA (Mediation and Training Alternatives) faculty. She is a member of the Follet Group, a group of top female mediators from the UK and she also chairs the Mediation Session at the IBA. Jane is active with the IMI (International Mediation Institute) and was involved in the pilot of the ICC/IMI Cross Cultural Mediation Course in Paris in 2011.
Jane actively promotes mediation and regularly speaks on the subject in a number of jurisdictions. In 2014 Jane co-chaired an IP mediation panel session at the annual IBA Conference in Tokyo; spoke on the use of mediation at the ICC Conference for in-house counsel and party representatives; and presented a session on mediation techniques, role playing and techniques for breaking stalemates at the Intellectual Property Mediation Conference in Alicante. Jane also co-wrote a chapter for the latest mediation handbook authored by David Richbell.
Updated: October 2015