Jenny Arlington

Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Jenny Arlington represents a wide range of clients in high-value, complex international arbitrations under most of the main arbitral rules. She also acts in top end, intricate cross-border commercial litigations in the English High Court and, in conjunction with local counsel, in off-shore jurisdictions. The international disputes she handles have a particular focus on Russia, CIS, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Recently, Jenny was part of the team assisting an UN Special Rapporteur in relation to her proposed third party intervention in two cases before the European Court of Human Rights in relation to AI-enhanced targeted and untargeted surveillance.

Jenny has long-standing expertise in data protection, privacy and cybersecurity matters and is a CIPP/E. She advises multinational clients, including those developing and deploying machine-learning and AI technologies, on related UK and EU legislation and regulation.

Jenny is named “key lawyer” in international arbitration, commercial litigation and civil fraud in The Legal 500 UK 2020. Other recognitions included “highly rated” in international arbitration and commercial litigation in The Legal 500 UK 2019, named a “Rising Star: Litigation” at the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2017 and ranked as a UK-based foreign expert in dispute resolution matters relating to Russia in Chambers Global.