Jane Davies Evans

Barrister, 3VB, United Kingdom

Jane has substantial experience of arbitrations in Africa, acting as legal advisor, counsel or arbitrator in countries across the continent.  Within Tanzania, Jane has acted as counsel for TANROADS, the Ministry of Works, MCA-T and the Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation, most recently leading a counsel team of 3VB and State Attorneys in three UNCITRAL arbitrations.  All three arbitrations were determined in TANROADS’ favour.

Jane has been described as ‘The most competent construction advocate’ with ‘unparalleled experience in dealing with quantum and delay claims’ who is ‘Devastatingly good for complex cases’, ‘Absolutely first rate’, ‘A superb lawyer’ and ‘a master of the detail of construction cases.’ (Legal 500).   Jane is recognised by Chambers & Partners as ‘A sophisticated advocate’ whose ‘eloquence and grasp of the technical and financial elements of complex cases is remarkable’ who is  ‘Very good in cross-examination’, ‘Hard-working, energetic and resourceful’.  Jane is included in the Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist 2023, and ranked as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal, who describe her as ‘Incredibly impressive and extensive knowledge of working in multiple jurisdictions’ with ‘First rate experience in some of the world’s largest and most complex construction disputes’.

Jane is a co-founder and vice-chair of the International Advisory and Dispute Resolution Unit at 3VB, committed to assisting clients (including the Government of Tanzania) achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals through pro bono and quasi pro bono work and capacity building.

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