Janan Al-Asady

(Door Tenant)


Called: 2004



Email: clerks@1ec.co.uk







Janan’s practice includes:


Contract disputes, insurance, international trade, energy, insolvency, bankruptcy, music industry disputes, landlord and tenant possession matters, personal injury, general civil and commercial disputes. Janan also has experience in drafting various types of agreements and dealing with a range of shipping matters, international commercial litigation and arbitration.


Prior to practise at the Bar, Janan was involved in a high-profile criminal case and subsequently worked for key litigation firms, including a niche City of London shipping law firm. She has a good understanding of the demands of both her lay and professional clients. 


Janan is currently reading for a PhD in oil law with a particular focus on the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.



Commercial Bar Association (Combar)

Young International Arbitration Group, London Court of International Arbitration

Young Arbitrators Forum, International Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs

Eligible for Associate membership with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

2010 - present

2010 - present

Practice Areas


Commercial: all aspects of contractual disputes and drafting, agency, PSAs, service contracts, construction agreements, risk service agreements, SPAs, APAs, charterparties, insurance contracts, E&P agreements, JVs, international sale contracts, energy and commodity agreements.


Regulatory: FCA applications and regulation.


Arbitration: all aspects of the arbitral process including appeals.  Knowledge of the LCIA, LMAA and ICC.


Shipping: disputes relating to charterparties, NORs, demurrage, ship damage, stevedores, cargo, maintenance and mechanical breakdowns, arrests.


Property: landlord and tenant disputes.




Skills & Interest


Janan enjoys cooking, travel, flying, riding, skiing and polo. 



PhD in oil law (ongoing). University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies


LLM Corporate and Commercial Law. University College London





“Energy Economics”, Finance Monthly, March 2015,


“Iraq, the potential country”, Open Democracy, 10 May 2013 


Comment Visions, “How can meaningful transparency policies in the extractive and energy sectors deliver anti-corruption objectives?” 23 April 2012.


“Iraq: the need for comprehensive oil legislation in Iraq”. International Energy Law Review, 2012, 1, pp.8-13


Comment Visions, “What is the role of gas in a low-carbon energy future?” 8 November 2011.





Chair of a panel discussion, “Reclaiming the Iraqi economy: challenges and prospects”, SOAS, 6 February 2015.


Speaker at a conference on “Natural Resources Grabbing: Erosion or Legitimate Exercise of State Sovereignty?” University of Cagliari, October 2013.


Participant at invitation-only conference “Managing oil for all”, National Oil Company of Liberia, LSE, 17 June 2013.


Participant at an invitation-only workshop on the political economy of energy security, Centre for the Politics of Energy Security, SOAS, 14 June 2013.


Speaker at an invitation-only conference on the future of Iraq in Istanbul in February 2013 organised by the Hollings Centre.


Participant at a POLINARES thematic workshop for work package four, University of Westminster, 25 April 2012.


“The importance of economic development: Why Iraq needs comprehensive oil legislation”. Conference paper for the Iraqi Oil Ministry First Oil and Gas Conference, Basra, Iraq, October 2011.


“Why Iraq Needs Comprehensive Oil Legislation?” Presented at Target Exploration MENA 2011 Oil and Gas Exploration Conference, Imperial College, London, September 2011.

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Notable Cases



PEC v Asia Golden Rice Co Ltd [2014] EWHC 1583 (Comm) - authority of company agents to enter a contract - junior counsel (to Michael Brindle QC)


Holden & Co v Fergus Wilson & Another [2014] EWHC 2306 (QB) - appeal of costs order