James Hargrove is a member of the Orrick's International Arbitration Practice Group based in London and Geneva. James represents clients in complex arbitrations relating to technology, IP and IT, 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). He also has a strong background in Russian and CIS disputes, and has acted on some of the largest cases in that sector over the last 20 years.
Prior to joining Orrick, James practiced international arbitration and litigation at Eversheds, Linklaters and Hogan Lovells in Geneva and London. James was, among other things, head of Eversheds' Russia and CIS dispute resolution practice and has deep expertise in Russia related-disputes and investigations and associated offshore litigation, applications and asset identification, tracing and enforcement.