James Wingfield specialises in litigation and international arbitration of commercial disputes, in particular those involving international contracts and trade, in addition to fraud and shareholder disputes.
James is expert in the resolution of cross-border disputes involving international contracts in sectors including international trade, energy, retail and leisure, technology, including crypto-assets, healthcare, and art. He acts for UK-based clients, in addition to those in the US, Middle East, and Asia.
James frequently acts in large-scale, international arbitrations, under the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) rules, in addition to bringing challenges to arbitral tribunals and awards before the English courts.
James' international trade practice extends from extraction or production, through to transportation and shipping, storage, sale and payment.
Meanwhile, his fraud practice includes advising on obtaining emergency freezing injunctions to prevent the transfer of assets.
James also has expertise in financial services disputes, having acted in several leading cases against banks.
He advises on art disputes concerning the misattribution and forgery of artworks.
James is a higher courts advocate and has extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.