Céline Jones

Céline is an Associate in our Commercial Disputes team, with over 10 years’ experience in cross-border litigation.

Céline joined our Commercial Disputes team in April 2019.

Her main areas of practice are contract disputes, unfair prejudice claims and breach of covenants.

Céline leads Capital Law’s French Desk and has developed a particular expertise in international litigation. In 2017, Céline was appointed Avocat Conseil auprès du Consulat Général et de l’Ambassade de France à Londres, a prestigious Legal Counsel role to the French Embassy in the UK, and the first award of its kind for a solicitor in Wales.

Céline is co-founder and Chair of Le Club, a Franco-Welsh Business Forum which aims to stimulate networking, partnership development and trading opportunities between organisations with both French and Welsh links.

We have worked with Celine for many years on a range of disputes. She always offers commercially sound and practical advice and helps us to bring disputes to a prompt resolution wherever possible. I am delighted that Celine has set up Le Club. There are many people in the Cardiff business world with strong links to France. Admiral is proud to have two thriving businesses in France and we also have a number of French natives and enthusiasts working here in Cardiff. Le Club is a great way to bring all of these people together.

Dan Caunt, Company Secretary, Admiral

  • Celine has developed a particular expertise in resolving cross-border disputes.
  • Acting for a leading international commercial airline in a dispute against its trade union.
  • Assisting in a £multi-million transfer dispute between two high-profile football clubs.
  • Successfully defending an International Airport in a three quarter of a million-pound claim against an independent investment firm.
  • International disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of covenants
  • Unfair prejudice claims

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (Apr 2019 – present)
  • Avocat Conseil auprès du Consulat Général de l’Ambassade de France à Cardiff (Jul 2017 – present)
  • Associate, Geldards LLP (Jan 2014 – Apr 2019)
  • Solicitor, Geldards LLP (Sept 2010 – Jan 2014)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Geldards LLP (Sept 2008 – Sept 2010)
  • Legal Assistant, Geldards LLP (Sept 2006 – Sept 2008)
  • Legal Assistant, Geldards LLP (Sept 2006 – Sept 2008)

Education

  • University of the West of England: LPC (2008 – 2010)
  • University of Lille 1 Sciences and Technology: Master, Law (2002 – 2006)
  • Université du Droit et de la Santé (Lille II): Licence, Droit Prive, Droit Commercial, Droit des Affaires (2000 – 2006)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish