James is a commercial litigator advising companies and Governments on complex contractual and commercial disputes, and representing clients in litigation and international arbitration. He has considerable experience of managing multi-jurisdictional disputes.
He advises Governments and their anti-corruption agencies seeking to trace, freeze and recover the corruptly acquired assets of dishonest public officials. That experience includes civil proceedings to recover the proceeds of corruption, enforcing foreign confiscation orders, advising on requests for mutual legal assistance in criminal proceedings and using insolvency remedies to recover assets. He speaks regularly about asset recovery at international anti-corruption conferences organised by international donors, and has provided significant pro-bono support to anti-corruption NGOs.
His anti-corruption practice includes advising companies on effective training and compliance programs, internal reviews and enquiries, and responding to external investigations.
James is included in the 2012 International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Asset Recovery.
Legal 500, 2011 describes James as "unflappable".