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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"A star!"
"One of the leading individuals in Sweden when it comes to international arbitration"
"He is very skilled and very likeable with an efficient approach"
"Highly experienced as counsel and increasingly as arbitrator"
"He is strong as counsel in international cases"

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 90 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.

National Leader

Sweden - Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

James Hope is celebrated as “a leading name” who is “highly respected” for his exceptional work in commercial arbitration proceedings under various arbitral rules.

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 90 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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