Professor Jonathan Harris QC (Hon)
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Professor Jonathan Harris QC (Hon.) practises in all core areas of commercial and chancery litigation. He has a pre-eminent reputation in the field of private international law and specialises in cross-border disputes (particularly disputes raising issues of jurisdiction, arbitration, anti-suit injunctions, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and choice of law- both under the European legislation and the common law rules). He also specialises in offshore litigation. He has also drafted firewall and asset protection legislation for a number of offshore jurisdictions.

Jonathan was instructed as junior counsel for the successful appellant in the Privy Council in Hutcheson v Spread Trustees, a case concerning trustee exemption clauses in Guernsey.

He was also instructed as a junior counsel for the successful respondent in the landmark Supreme Court case of Granatino v Radmacher on pre-nuptial agreements.

He has been instructed in landmark offshore cases including Charman v Charman and Mubarak v Mubarak.

Jonathan is joint general editor (with Lord Collins of Mapesbury) of the leading work Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws (and is also responsible for eleven chapters). He is author of The Hague Trusts Convention and co-author of International Sale of Goods in the Conflict of Laws. He has also contributed to two editions of Underhill and Hayton, Law of Trusts and Trustees and to Benjamin’s Sale of Goods (8th edition). He is co-editor of the Journal of Private International Law and an editorial board member of Trusts and Trustees. He is a member of STEP and honorary member of ACTAPS.

He also holds the position of Professor of International Commercial Law at King’s College, London on a part-time basis; and has been Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia.