Jane PittawaySustainable Business

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Jane is an innovative commercial/projects lawyer with experience in both private and public sector in the UK and the Middle East and previously a partner at Wragge & Co (now Gowlings) for many years.

With strong commercial acumen and proven legal track record in complex arrangements, the hallmark of Jane’s experience is innovation. The transactions she led were often strategic, complex and highly sensitive projects which were legal firsts with no real precedent and advice included liaising with key commercial stakeholders.

She is Executive Vice-Chair of Lawyers for Net Zero, an inspiring non-profit with a mission to raise the profile of net zero across the legal sector and to support General Counsel and their teams of in-house lawyers to take climate and ESG leadership.

She offers a unique combination of legal skills and consulting experience to act as a ‘bridgebuilder’ between Conexus and its clients to facilitate the co-creation of climate-friendly innovative solutions and appropriate climate and ESG risk management and governance systems.

Career Highlights

  • Led the team awarded “Stand Out” status in the FT Innovation Awards for Lawyers for the UK’s flagship project for the Royal Navy – the multi-billion pound aircraft carriers procurement.
  • Provided inhouse support for an innovative petfood start up focused on reducing the environmental impact of pet food including advising on several mission critical strategic partnering arrangements with key suppliers and on the protection of the company’s intellectual property.
  • Advised the UK Department of Health and various Acute Hospital Trusts/Primary Care Trusts on various multi-million pound Independent Sector Treatment Centre projects.
  • Delivered a wide range of commercial, outsourcing and procurement advice for a wide range of organisations including Wickes, British Airways, Forensic Science Services and Dunlop Standard Aerospace.