Jane is a partner specialising in contentious corporate and commercial work, both in the UK and overseas. She also assists clients in managing risk and the design and conduct of complex and sensitive investigations, including in the business ethics and anti-corruption arena.
With nearly 20 years' experience, Jane works with a broad spectrum of clients across all forms of commercial dispute resolution (including litigation, arbitration and mediation). She has expertise in dealing with complex company law disputes for entities and ventures of all sizes - disputes arising from breaches of directors' duties, SPA and shareholder disagreements (often resulting in derivative actions or unfair prejudice claims). Jane also represents clients in relation to contentious insolvency issues and fraud.
Jane's clients, in the UK and globally, span the technology, communications, real estate, life sciences and retail sectors. She has been recognised as “a name to note” in the Legal 500 UK guide consistently and as a Next Generation Partner in commercial litigation.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
A career focussing on liability spotting (including time spent in-house on secondments) means that I provide practical and commercial advice to enable clients to navigate risks, assess their impact and to reach a successful conclusion - whether that means the resolution of a dispute or practical recommendations at the end of an investigations. I have a particular interest in decarbonisation and the increasing threat of ESG-related litigation against companies and their directors.
In all my work, I am supported by an excellent and dedicated team. And as a Diversity Champion within Osborne Clarke, I take an active role in promoting and improving our firm's culture so that our teams fulfil their potential and perform at the highest level. I'm delighted when we can share the benefits we obtain from our diversity and inclusion programmes with our clients and collaborate on setting a better standard for all.
Jane Park-Weir is a very able, technical lawyer with a good understanding of legal issues. Further, she and her team are very easy and fun to work with."
Defending the majority shareholder of a European retail business in respect of an unfair prejudice claim brought against its UK subsidiaries.
PIFSS v Al Rajaan and others
Representing an individual defendant in respect of English court proceedings alleging a multiparty fraud of over US$850m.
Designed and co-led an investigation for a UK plc into the improper activities of a rogue employee.
- Dispute resolution
- ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance
- Banking and finance
- Real estate
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Enforcement risk rises for UK financial services firms over 'greenwashing'
Corporate Disputes Review | July 2022
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