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James is an associate in the Dispute Resolution group in London. His practice includes international arbitration and commercial litigation across a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on energy related disputes. James also spent six months working with the Firm's International Arbitration team in Paris.
James is actively involved in a number of the Firm's pro bono projects, including the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau and the Whitechapel Homeless Mission.
Advising multiple upstream oil and gas companies in connection with disputes under a wide range of contracts (including JOAs, farm-ins, farm-outs, and concession agreements) in respect of assets in a variety of locations (including Yemen, Nigeria, and Kurdistan).
Representing a major European energy provider in a dispute over the construction and installation by contractors of a nuclear power plant.
Representing a European gas buyer in a price reopener dispute under a long-term supply contract.
Advising a state owned oil and gas corporation in connection with disputes arising out of a sale and purchase agreement.
Acting as Tribunal Secretary in an ICC arbitration concerning a works and costs dispute in the oil and gas sector.