James Wingfield

James Wingfield:

Legal Director

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James specialises in commercial dispute resolution and, in particular, international trade and cross-border disputes.

James’ practice includes both domestic and international litigation and arbitration of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholder and corporate disputes, claims against professionals and fraud and economic torts cases.

James has particular expertise in disputes in international trade, from extraction or production, through transportation and shipping, storage, sale and payment.

James also has expertise in financial services disputes, having acted on a significant bank mis-selling case involving structured financial products.

James is a higher courts advocate and has extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation.

Recent work

  • A bank customer, claiming damages for the bank’s failure to comply with payment instructions, its denial of access to online banking facilities and termination of the banking relationship without notice (N v RBS).  The case raises issues under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
  • An Asian national power purchaser, defending USD 105m consolidated LCIA arbitration claims brought by nine independent power producers
  • A US platinum group metals producer, defending a USD 190m LCIA arbitration claim brought by a South African smelter and refiner, arising from a fall in the price of metal
  • Claims in fraud for the misappropriation of funds by contractors on a project in the Middle East
  • Investors in respect of the mis-selling of complex structured financial products by a bank (Zaki and others v Credit Suisse (UK) Ltd)
  • Venture capital funds bringing warranty claims for mis-stated group accounts
  • Freezing injunctions and asset preservation orders

Random fact

James is a qualified yacht skipper.