James Klotz is a partner in the Business Law Group of Miller Thomson LLP in Toronto and Chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group. He is also Co-Chair of the firm’s International Business Transactions Group. International corporate governance and anti-corruption are his areas of speciality. Having led complex corporate and commercial transactions in more than 108 countries, Jim is widely respected for his deep knowledge and practical experience in the international business arena. He is also one of the world's leading investigations lawyers.
Jim provides counsel to public and private organizations and enterprises. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is a member of the Management Board of the International Bar Association. He currently is a member of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee.
Jim has for many years held senior leadership positions in the International, American and Canadian, Bar Associations. He has been an Adjunct Professor of International Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and is a well regarded international business law speaker, lecturer and author, with more than 100 papers on the topics of anti-corruption and international business law to his credit.
Business enterprises and lawyers around the world have also benefited from his very practical textbooks, including“Power Tools for Negotiating International Deals” and “International Sales Agreements: A Drafting and Negotiation Guide”, both of which are now in their 2nd edition by Kluwer International.
Jim also speaks conversational French, Mandarin Chinese and is learning Spanish