Jordan is a barrister with more than ten years’ experience of conducting and advising on regulatory, white-collar and workplace investigations on the one hand, and representing individuals and multinational companies in respect of the laws of the international organizations on the other.
Jordan’s global investigations practice includes all stages of the investigative process from initial receipt of allegations and red flag reviews, through to the management and conduct of investigations, the preparation of final investigative reports and acting as an interlocutor with regulatory and prosecutorial bodies.
The international focus of Jordan’s advocacy practice means that issues of conflict, in respect both of professional and lay clients, rarely arise in his corporate and workplace investigations practice. Jordan is able to accept instructions for investigations to be conducted and advice to be provided with the protections of legal professional privilege attaching, or as an independent investigator reporting to multiple parties or bodies.
Alongside his investigations practice, Jordan is one of a handful of expert practitioners globally who specialise in the employment laws and jurisdictions of international organizations, such as the United Nations, which are the product of treaties and enjoy privileges and immunities from national laws.
Whilst the concepts are similar to those in domestic employment law, this legally and procedurally technical area – which is also known as ‘international administrative law’ – has its own jurisprudence and often combines common law and civil law principles.
The disputes which Jordan is instructed to handle are resolved in a variety of ways, including by negotiations and mediations, and by recourse to courts and international arbitral tribunals.
Having also worked as an Investment Manager at a major litigation funder, Jordan assists both financiers and applicants in the analysis, assessment and preparation of applications for funding of commercial, insolvency and international arbitration cases, having regard not only to the legal merits but also to the commercial and financial facets of the proposition.
- Workplace investigations
- Regulatory, white-collar and misconduct investigations
- Business ethics, including ABC advisory
- Negotiated resolution agreements
- Books and records reviews
- The sanctions regimes of multilateral development banks
- Integrity compliance and monitoring
The Employment Laws of the International Organizations
- Harassment and bullying (also known as ‘mobbing’)
- Unfair dismissal
- Constructive dismissal
- Issues relating to recruitment, retention and promotion
- Abolition and reassignment of post
- Disciplinary proceedings
- Mutually agreed separations
- Questions relating to privileges and immunities
- Merits analysis and preparation of applications for funding
- Commercial and legal diligence assessments for litigation funders
- Prospects advice and assistance in respect of recovery of assets and funds
- Represented several multinational companies in dealings with, and investigations by, multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and African Development Bank. This involved initial crisis management through to negotiated resolution, reporting and monitoring, as well as interactions with the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission
- Ran an internal investigation at an international organization into leaks of evidence in a sensitive corruption investigation. This involved the use of complex computer forensics and the work included every stage of the investigative process from receipt of the allegations through to delivery of the final investigative report
- Conducted a domestic workplace investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption involving senior politically exposed persons.
- Assisted the Serious Fraud Office on a number of cases, including Gresham Finance/’Lord’ Davenport, Poly Peck, and LIBOR
- Spent nine months in the Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI, on behalf of HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office, gathering and analysing evidence in the investigation into allegations of fraud, corruption and misfeasance by the Premier, members of the legislature and others, as well as assisting the Attorney General of that jurisdiction with legislative drafting
The Laws of the International Organizations
Represented clients in employment disputes against numerous international organizations including:
- Asian Development Bank (in the Administrative Tribunal)
- African Development Bank
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- European Investment Bank
- European Patent Office (before the ILOAT)
- European Space Agency
- International Criminal Court (before the ILOAT)
- International Maritime Organization
- International Monetary Fund
- King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- OPEC Fund for International Development
- Pan American Health Organization
- International Labor Organization Administrative Tribunal
- United Nations
- United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
- The World Bank
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Jordan was Called to the Bar in 2008 and undertook pupillage at Dyers Chambers (now Drystone Chambers) in London. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2020, he practised at the independent Bar.