Jessica Van der Meer

Barrister

Ranked a Leading Junior for Insurance in the Legal 500, she is described as: ‘A first-class intellect, with great attention to detail. She builds strong relationships with clients and experts, and has sound commercial sense and amazing advocacy skills.’

Jessica’s work embraces a wide range of Chambers’ specialisations: negligence, commercial, international, public and sports law. In addition, she practices in WTO and International Trade Law, offering a unique perspective as a former economist. She has advised companies and the UK Government on Brexit and its trade-related consequences. She was seconded to the Bank of England’s EU Withdrawal Unit, advising on international trade matters, including WTO and BIT issues.

Her work at the Bank of England has placed her at the forefront of Brexit and its implications. She regularly advised the Governors on EU and UK legal matters that impacted Brexit, in addition to her advisory work on international trade.

In Chambers, she specialises in negligence and commercial matters, with a particular interest in international trade, contractual, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and property damage.

Further, she has considerable experience in international public law claims, having worked for over five years on the “Mau Mau” Kenyan Emergency litigation. She is appointed to the Attorney General’s Public International Law Panel. Closer to home, she has unrivalled expertise in challenging Public Spaces Protection Orders, having advised and represented the Cycling Defence Fund and the Kennel Club in the first ever challenges to local government’s Public Spaces Protection Orders. Her developing sports law practice involves anti-doping work with an expertise in cycling.

Jessica has significant international experience. As a Pegasus Scholar based in Beijing and Shanghai, she worked on one of the largest anti-dumping investigations to date. Through her time as a Pegasus Scholar she also gained experience with Chinese contract, company (joint venture and merger and acquisitions) and procedural law, as well as experience working on Chinese, Hong Kong and Singaporean-based commercial litigation and arbitrations. Jessica has also been seconded to the International Dispute Team of the French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel to work on private international and investment arbitrations.  She is confident in dealing with multi-jurisdictional work that allows her to use her language skills.

Before joining 2TG, Jessica worked for the United Nations and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, where she specialised in international trade and sustainable development issues, including WTO law and bilateral investment treaties. In pursuing her combined interest of trade economics and law, Jessica has also contributed to Schmitthoff’s Export Trade: The Law and Practice of International Trade.

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