James Hope is head of international arbitration at the Stockholm office of Advokatfirman Vinge KB in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a dual-qualified Swedish advokat and English solicitor-advocate, and is thus well placed to compare both common law and civil law approaches and procedures.
He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 70 international arbitration cases, ranging from small cases worth around US$100,000 to those worth more than US$50 billion. He has particular experience of energy disputes.
James has sat as arbitrator in international arbitrations under the ICC, SCC and Finnish Chamber of Commerce arbitration rules, in Stockholm, London, Paris and Helsinki, under Swedish, English, Russian, Ukrainian and Finnish substantive laws, as well as under CISG. He is a member of the CIETAC panel list of arbitrators and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) panel of arbitrators. He is also a CEDR-accredited mediator.
In addition to private practice, James is a member of the board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. He is also a part-time supervisor and lecturer for the master’s programme in international commercial arbitration law at Stockholm University, and a guest lecturer at Edinburgh University.
James is fluent in English and Swedish. He also has a basic knowledge of Russian and Mandarin Chinese.
WWL says: James Hope regularly undertakes cases as both an arbitrator and counsel that involve complex disputes in the energy, technology and IT sectors.
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