Jonathan's practice covers multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration in the marine, non-marine and reinsurance sectors and matters as diverse as professional indemnity and D&O risks, shareholder and complex contractual disputes.
Jonathan acts for clients in the full range of commodities, shipping and commercial litigation involving, for example, port facilities, tankers, liquid cargoes and metals, and advises on contamination claims, sale of goods issues and cases arising from salvages. He also drafts a range of contracts including Storage Agreements and Terminal Usage Agreements.
The Legal 500 states,"DWF's shipping and commodities practice is led by the 'brilliant' Jonathan Moss."
Jonathan has been recommended in successive editions of the major legal directories since 2007. These publications describe him as "first rate" (The Legal 500, Insurance and Reinsurance), "maintaining a sterling international marine, commodity and insurance and reinsurance practice" (Chambers UK, Insurance and Reinsurance), "commercially minded" (The Legal 500, Shipping) and "a key player for commodity disputes" (The Legal 500: Finance: Physical Commodities).
He is visiting lecturer in International Shipping and International Insurance Law at Queen Mary University of London.
As Head of DWF's Transport sector, he specialises in working with companies involved in the shipping, aviation, rail, automotive and road transport and logistics sectors.
Jonathan is fluent in French and is listed counsel for the French Consulate in London.
A technology revolution is upon us, but what does this mean for the world of transport? Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Electrical Energy and Storage have the potential to transform the sector, but what challenges do businesses face in adopting these technologies?
We spoke to 180 CEOs and other chief officers from companies within retail, logistics, utilities, manufacturing and construction about the importance of transport, the state of infrastructure, the impact of Brexit and their confidence in emerging transport technologies.
Jonathan Moss is praised by a source as "an outstanding lawyer who is extremely client-oriented" and demonstrates particular strength in insurance disputes related to shipping and energy. According to a client, "he gives us clear guidance, communicates well and understands the pressures on us and what we need from a commercial perspective."
Head of shipping and commodities Jonathan Moss is "most impressive - he is a very experienced litigation partner who provides very insightful, succinct analysis of often complex legal issues".
Legal 500 2019
In addition to leading the transport group, Jonathan Moss (‘extremely thorough and has the ability to put people at ease’) heads the marine, trade and energy practice.
Jonathan Moss is ‘able to identify the real issues in a case’ and is ‘not afraid to recommend commercial solutions where appropriate’.
Legal 500 2017