James specializes in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings.
He has 14 years’ experience handling complex, high-value international disputes, often involving States or state-owned entities, and has been recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ in international arbitration in the Legal 500 UK 2021 directory.
He has represented clients in arbitrations conducted pursuant to all major international rules (including the LCIA, ICC, SCC and ICSID Rules and the Energy Charter Treaty), and in ad hoc arbitrations (including pursuant to the UNCITRAL Rules, the LMAA Terms and national legislation).
He also advises as to suitable dispute resolution regimes and investment protection strategies for major energy & infrastructure and natural resources projects.
James is admitted to practice in England & Wales and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).