James Hart | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

James Hart

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1964

E james.hart@whitecase.com


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.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • LLB, King's College London


  • English


Multiple upstream oil and gas companies

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).

A major European energy provider

Representing a major European energy provider in a dispute over the construction and installation by contractors of a nuclear power plant.

A European gas buyer

Representing a European gas buyer in a price reopener dispute under a long-term supply contract.

A state owned oil and gas corporation

Advising a state owned oil and gas corporation in connection with disputes arising out of a sale and purchase agreement.

A works and costs dispute in the oil and gas sector

Acting as Tribunal Secretary in an ICC arbitration concerning a works and costs dispute in the oil and gas sector.