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Thought Leaders - Arbitration 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

James Hope is "one of the leading individuals in Sweden when it comes to international arbitration". He is highlighted for his expertise as both arbitrator and counsel in civil and common law jurisdictions.

Biography

James Hope is head of international arbitration at the Stockholm office of Vinge in Sweden. He is a dual-qualified Swedish advokat and English solicitor-advocate, and is well placed to compare common law and civil law practices and procedures.

He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 80 international arbitration cases, ranging from small cases worth around US$100,000 to highly complex cases worth more than US$50 billion. He has particular experience of energy disputes and other complex technical disputes.

James has sat as arbitrator in international arbitrations under the ICC, SCC, Danish Institute of Arbitration, UNCITRAL and Finnish Chamber of Commerce arbitration rules, in Stockholm, London, Paris, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Dubai, under Swedish, English, Danish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian and Finnish substantive laws, as well as under the CISG. He is a member of the ICDR international panel of arbitrators, the CIETAC panel of arbitrators and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) panel of arbitrators. He is also a CEDR-accredited mediator.

In addition to private practice, James is a member of the LCIA Court. He is also a former member of the board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (2013-2018), and was also previously a member of the executive committee of the Swedish Arbitration Association. 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 and Uppsala Universities. He is the author of a number of articles on dispute resolution issues, and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

James is fluent in English and Swedish, and he is learning Russian.

National Leader

Sweden - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

James Hope is “one of the top practitioners” in the arbitration market. He is “an excellent and well-reputed name” and “brings a lot of experience” to bear in complex proceedings.

Biography

James Hope is head of international arbitration at the Stockholm office of Vinge in Sweden. He is a dual-qualified Swedish advokat and English solicitor-advocate, and is well placed to compare common law and civil law practices and procedures.

He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 80 international arbitration cases, ranging from small cases worth around US$100,000 to highly complex cases worth more than US$50 billion. He has particular experience of energy disputes and other complex technical disputes.

James has sat as arbitrator in international arbitrations under the ICC, SCC, Danish Institute of Arbitration, UNCITRAL and Finnish Chamber of Commerce arbitration rules, in Stockholm, London, Paris, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Dubai, under Swedish, English, Danish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian and Finnish substantive laws, as well as under CISG. He is a member of the ICDR international panel of arbitrators, the CIETAC panel of arbitrators and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) panel of arbitrators. He is also a CEDR-accredited mediator.

In addition to private practice, James is a member of the LCIA Court. He is also a former member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (2013–2018), and was also previously a member of the executive committee of the Swedish Arbitration Association. 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 and Uppsala Universities. He is the author of a number of articles on dispute resolution issues, and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

James is fluent in English and Swedish, and is learning Russian.

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