Jonas Adolfsson

Jonas Adolfsson

Partner, London Download CV Download vCard

Jonas specialises in litigating complex commercial disputes. Jonas has considerable experience of litigating in the High Court, the Court of appeal and before arbitration Tribunals under all the main institutional rules (including LMAA, LCIA, ICC, GAFTA, FOSFA as well as ad hoc, both in the UK and abroad.

Jonas has a particular focus on shipping and acts for ship owners, operators and their insurers, as well as other shipping companies and shipyards, predominantly in Scandinavia but also elsewhere. He assists his clients in relation to a wide variety of issues arising out of their business, from the drafting and negotiating of contracts, to the litigation of both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ disputes. On the ‘dry’ shipping side, Jonas deals with the negotiating, drafting and litigating of disputes arising under all forms of contracts of affreightment, including bills of lading, charterparties and COAs, as well as shipbuilding and shipmanagement contracts.

As a ‘wet’ shipping lawyer, Jonas has been involved with some of the most high-profile casualties in the last 10 years. He has extensive experience of dealing with collisions, fires and explosions, groundings, and salvage. Away from shipping, Jonas also acts for clients involved in various other commercial contexts, including logistics, international trade and energy / off-shore.

Before joining Schjødt in April 2020 Jonas spent 11 years at the leading shipping and off-shore firm, Ince, joining as trainee and rising through the ranks to become partner in 2018.

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"Switched on"; "an excellent choice for achieving good outcomes" Legal 500, 2020

About Jonas


  • 2020

    Legal 500, Recommended for "Shipping" and named as a "Next Generation Partner"


  • 2006

    LLM, University of Uppsala

  • 2005

    LLM, University of Southampton


    Away from work, I enjoy all kinds of sport, both participating and observing, food and wine, and spending time with my family.