James Hope

James Hope
Smålandsgatan 20
PO Box 1703
SE-111 87
+46 10 614 30 05
+46 8 614 31 90


Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

James Hope is head of international arbitration at the Stockholm office of Vinge in Sweden. He also sits as a member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

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.

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, Copenhagen and Helsinki, under Swedish, English, Danish, 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 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 has some basic knowledge of Russian and Mandarin Chinese.

WWL says: James Hope stands out as "an excellent advocate" who is "involved in many heavy international arbitrations". Peers consider him "one of the best currently working in Sweden".

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