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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

James Morrison is applauded by peers for his “extensive knowledge” of international arbitration as well as his “sharp mind” and “pragmatic and strategic” approach.


James (Jim) Morrison is a specialist in international arbitration, acting as arbitrator and counsel, as well as having extensive experience working in multiple arbitral institutions.

An Australian-qualified lawyer, Jim has worked at leading international law firms in Australia and Korea, representing leading companies in a wide variety of complex high-stakes commercial and investor-state disputes, including in the fields of construction, infrastructure, energy and resources, M&A, intellectual property, shipbuilding and joint ventures.

Jim’s former roles include counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris; and counsel (acting secretary general) at the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration in Sydney, where he managed teams of lawyers responsible for the conduct of hundreds of international arbitrations taking place all over the world (but particularly in Asia). He holds a master's degree in international commercial arbitration law from the University of Stockholm.

Jim has been named in WWL: Arbitration (2012-2018) and has participated in working groups to revise various institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules. He regularly speaks at arbitration conferences and universities. Jim is a former co-chair of Young ICCA, and a co-author of the first English-language textbook on Korean arbitration law; he regularly publishes articles on international dispute resolution.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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