James Elliott is an associate in the International Arbitration practice.
- A heavy equipment supplier and contractor in relation to a number of delay, disruption, defects and other disputes arising out of two energy construction projects in Africa with claims and counterclaims of over $2 billion. The law of the country of the projects applies.
- A joint venture partner in the maritime sector in a series of arbitrations and court proceedings arising from a failed joint venture. Hong Kong law applies.
- A Middle Eastern company, Claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration in London against an Asian company. The dispute arises out of a contract for the fabrication of onshore oil drilling rigs. English law applies.
- An African company and its shareholder, Claimants in an ICC arbitration in London against North American companies. The dispute arises from the termination of a consultancy agreement relating to oil drilling services. Over US$100 million is at stake. English law applies.
- Advice to a multinational oil & gas company in relation to rights regarding a major international crude oil transportation project in Central Asia. English law applies.
- A large energy multinational in respect of potential arbitration claims, including under different bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, in connection with oil and gas assets in Central Asia.
- Advising on submissions to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, relating to the unlawful killing of journalists in an African State, including issues of jurisdiction and admissibility.
- Advising on submissions to the European Court of Human Rights relating to the jurisdiction of the court and the right to life, concerning the unlawful killing of journalists in a European State during a time of war.
- Advising on submissions to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review relating to human rights abuses in a Middle Eastern State.
- Advising on refugee and migrant leave to remain applications, non-molestation orders for victims of domestic violence, and social security tribunal appeals.
University of Oxford
University of Law
MSc in Law, Business and Management
Queen Mary, University of London
LL.M, International Dispute Resolution - Currently studying
- Solicitor, England and Wales
- James Elliott is an associate in the International Arbitration practice, with experience in international investment treaty and commercial arbitration.
- James has worked on a variety of high-value and ‘bet the company’ disputes under a wide range of national laws and institutional rules. His workload spans the construction, energy, oil & gas and maritime sectors. James has particular experience in complex construction disputes concerning troubled mega-projects, including issues of delay, disruption and defects, as well as shareholder, joint venture and other corporate governance disputes.
- James has worked on arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICC, and HKIAC rules as well as other national arbitral rules. He has advised clients in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and East Asia. In particular, he has significant experience representing investors in challenging or frontier jurisdictions.
- Prior to training at Shearman & Sterling, he worked at a boutique firm advising clients on public inquiries, human rights and media law.