James Hargrove is a member of the Orrick's International Arbitration Practice Group based in London and Geneva and also serves on Orrick’s Management Committee. James represents clients in complex arbitrations relating to technology, IP and IT, life sciences, banking and financial services, real estate, construction, aviation, shipping, trade and commodities, energy and telecoms in various countries and under the major institutional arbitration rules, including the Swiss Rules, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, AAA, LME and LMAA.
James has a particular specialization in arbitrations relating to energy, commodities, trading, finance and technology (he is particularly active in thought leadership on tech and arbitration issues).
Prior to joining Orrick, James practiced international arbitration and litigation at several international law firms in Geneva and London. James was, among other things, head of the Russia and CIS dispute resolution practice and has deep proficiency in Russia related-disputes and investigations and associated offshore litigation, applications and asset identification, tracing and enforcement.