James is a solicitor acting on the resolution of cross-border disputes involving international contracts in sectors including international trade, energy, retail and leisure, technology, 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, including those under the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 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, including those as to title, attribution and forgery.
James is a higher courts advocate and has extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.
Listed as Key Lawyer, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market, Legal 500 2022
Listed as Key Lawyer, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market, Legal 500 2021
Listed as Key Lawyer, Civil Fraud, Legal 500 2020
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