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Jason Rix

Senior Prof Support Lawyer

London

Jason Rix

Senior Prof Support Lawyer

London

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Jason has a varied commercial litigation practice which includes data protection, cyber security, privilege, sanctions, state immunity, conflicts of laws, EU law and English contract law.

A while back, Jason was seconded to BT for nine months where he helped negotiate key supplier contracts for BT's £10 billion 21st Century Network.  This experience still serves as a vivid reminder of what it is like in-house.

He is a member of the CCBE European Private Law Committee and sat on the FMLC working group looking at Distributed Ledger Technology and Governing Law.

In 2016, he set up Compact Contract (www.aocompactcontract.com) a blog focused on English contract law.

News & insights

Publications: 05 DECEMBER 2019

UK Jurisdiction Taskforce: The LawTech Delivery Panel Legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts

The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce carried out a consultation earlier this year to identify the key questions that needed to be answered about English law's approach to cryptoassets and smart contracts. Following input from relevant stakeholders, including Allen & Overy, UKJT published its legal statement on the 18th November 2019.

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Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2019

Data protection representative “class” action gets the go ahead

Did you have an iPhone in 2011/2012? I still had a BlackBerry. If I had had an iPhone, I would have been a member of the class of more than four million users on whose behalf Mr Lloyd makes this claim. It is alleged that Google tracked, surreptitiously, some of the internet activity of those users, so infringing rights protected by data protection legislation. The litigation is interesting for two reasons: it shows that you can claim damages under data protection legislation without proving any financial loss or even distress; and, it considers what is required for a representative action to be brought for this claim: Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599

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Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2019

English court grants asset preservation order over Bitcoin

The English High Court has granted an asset preservation order over Bitcoin finding that there was a serious issue to be tried concerning a proprietary claim. In this case, the proprietary question was relevant to whether the order should be granted. More widely, the status of Bitcoin as property goes to the competing rights parties may have in it: Robertson v Persons Unknown, unreported, CL-2019-000444

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Publications: 16 AUGUST 2019

State of play: a review of sovereign immunity cases

A tanker truck, converted into a bomb, was detonated near the north face of building #131 at the Khobar Towers complex in Saudi Arabia shortly before 10 pm on 25 June 1996, according to the 2001 U.S. federal grand jury indictment. It killed 19 U.S. service men and injured hundreds. Some 23 years later, in Heiser et al v Iran, the English High Court had to consider whether 12 U.S. civil judgments relating to this and other terrorist incidents could be enforced in the UK. It decided they could not.

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2001

Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)

Academic

BA Law, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, 1997

MA, Law, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, 2001

LPC, 1998