Jonathan Lux

Jonathan Lux
Gray's Inn


Who's Who Legal Mediation

After an extremely successful career, culminating as a senior partner at one of the city's leading law firms (Ince & Co), Jonathan Lux made a decision to specialise independently in arbitration and mediation, was subsequently called to the Bar and joined Chambers in 2013. Jonathan is recommended as a leading mediator by Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500.

Jonathan is well placed to take on mediation and arbitration cases that require a highly skilled and personal approach. Jonathan has the ability to grasp the key issues of a case quickly. 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.

Jonathan is one of the founder members of CEDR, and is well known for the use of the ADR (alternate dispute resolution) principle in resolving cases. His wise guidance, flexible approach and excellent communications skills as a team player make him the right choice for contentious or straightforward mediation cases.

He has lectured widely and written numerous articles on the subject of arbitration and mediation and is co-author of ADR and Commercial Disputes.

Jonathan was named Global Shipping and 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 and Maritime Lawyer of the Year award 2012. In 2015 Jonathan was elected titulary member of the CMI.

Jonathan is also fully accredited by and a member of the International Mediation Institute (

Jonathan has received regular appointments as arbitrator and mediator in relation to both maritime disputes and international commercial law disputes more widely. He is a fluent French and German speaker, making him much in demand for national and international arbitrations and mediations.

Jonathan is accredited with the Academy of Experts, ADR Net and CEDR; a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; and a member of the British Academy of Experts, City UK Dispute Resolution Group and the LMAA/Baltic Exchange Panel of Mediators.

He is on the panel of arbitrators of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC); the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC); the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA); the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; the Shanghai Arbitration Commission; the Shanghai International Shipping Arbitration Court; the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; and the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration. He is also a member of the International Bar Association

Jonathan is past chairman of IBA maritime and transport law committees, and the Human Rights Institute's committee on legal systems; co-chairman of the corporate social responsibility committee; former co-chairman of the UK branch, and former council member, of the British Chamber of Commerce, Germany; liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors; awards judge for Lloyd's List Global Shipping Awards; freeman of the City of London; and honorary consul to Cape Verde in London.

WWL says: Jonathan Lux wins praise from international sources for his expertise handling complex mediations. They note he is “extremely knowledgeable” when it comes to handling matters in the shipping and maritime space. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Commercial Mediation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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