• Acting for investors in a major African energy company in a USD450 million joint venture dispute. LCIA arbitration proceedings have been commenced, and an injunction obtained in the BVI in support of those proceedings. (As part of this dispute James successfully challenged an arbitral award before the English High Court).
  • Acting for a major Korean Contractor in a series of 6 LCIA arbitrations and related Nigerian litigation relating to access to a construction yard and other issues following the construction of an FPSO. The claim is worth in the region of USD150 million.
  • Acting on behalf of a major Italian energy company in a gas pricing dispute, valued at in the region of USD250 million. The arbitration (ICC rules, seated in Paris) addressed the relative merits of two competing price reviews and in particular the correct application of a price review clause and the impact of changes in the European gas market on gas prices.
  • Acting for an African government in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a US contractor relating to the procurement and performance of a USD500 million contract involving disputes as to the extent to which reasonable endeavours were exercised.
  • Acting for a major African energy business in a USD50 million dispute arising from the termination of back to back contracts alleged to have involved the trade of sanctioned oil.
  • Acting for a major British bank, against significant European banks financial institutions and a European State in claims arising from a takeover. The claims are valued at EUR135 million. Proceedings have been commenced in the Belgian Courts (where Dutch, Belgian and English law claims will be advanced), and by way of a Paris seated, English law, ICC arbitration.
  • Acting for a UHNW individual in a GBP350 million+ Singapore seated LCIA arbitration and related litigation in the Isle of Man involving allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation.