Jonathan Lux

Solicitor: England & Wales (1977), Hong Kong (1986)
Partner – Ince & Co. 1983 – 2012
Mitglied der Hanseatischen Rechtanswaltskammer, Hamburg (2001) Arbitrator and mediator

LLB (Hons), fluent French and German

General Information: 
Jonathan has handled enough hard-boiled court cases to know the benefits of mediation and arbitration. As a litigator and contract lawyer since 1975 at solicitors Ince & Co in London and Hamburg, he has seen at first hand the commercial side of the maritime industry, energy, insurance, international trade and commerce. His experience has led him to champion the use of ADR and arbitration in these sectors, to enable people quickly and cost-effectively to put disputes behind them and get on with their business. He also mediates and arbitrates in other fields and is happy to do so in any.

Who’s Who Legal (2009) says about Jonathan: “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 have every come across”.


* Accredited mediator:
o Academy of Experts
o ADR Net

•      Member: LMAA/Baltic Exchange Panel of Mediators

* Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
* Member, British Academy of Experts
* Panel of arbitrators:
o China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC)
o China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
o German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
o Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
o Hungarian Chamber of Commerce
o Shanghai Arbitration Commission
o Shanghai International Shipping Arbitration Court

* Co-author: ADR and Commercial Disputes (Sweet & Maxwell, 2003)


* London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association:
o Supporting Members’ Liaison Committee
* Supporting Member, Association of Average Adjusters
* International Bunker Industry Association:
o Council member
o former co-ordinator of working group on dispute resolution
* Director, London Shipping Law Centre
* Co-author/editor:
o The Law of Tug, Tow and Pilotage
o The Law and Practice of Marine Insurance and Average
o Bunkers
o Classification Societies
o Maritime Law Handbook
o Corporate Social Responsibility
o Expropriation of Oil and Gas Investments: Historical, Legal and Economic Perspectives in a New Age of Resource Nationalism published by Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) 2008
o Getting the Deal Through – Shipping 2009


* International Bar Association
o Past Chairman of Committees

1. Maritime and Transport Law and
2. Human Rights Institute’s Committee on Legal Systems

o Co-Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

* Co-Chairman of UK branch of British Chamber of Commerce in Germany
* Council member, British Chamber of Commerce in Germany
* Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Solicitors
* Judge, Lloyd’s List Global Shipping Awards
* Freeman of City of London