Jim is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Hong Kong. He specialises in arbitration, aviation, banking, commodities, engineering and construction, corporate, commercial, energy, insurance, shipping, mortgage enforcement and regulatory issues.
Jim is recommended by the leading legal directories. Chambers Global 2012 notes that “outstanding litigation partner Jim James is well versed in many areas, including shipbuilding disputes and mortgage enforcement. His clients highlight that “he’s analytical in the business and naturally good value for money - he can cover all parts of the world for us.” The directory also highlights his “excellent analytical approach.” Lloyd’s List included Jim in its top 10 law personalities of 2011.
Jim has been based in Asia since 1983, having previously been in our London office. He worked in our Singapore office from 1999 to 2002 and in our offices in Beijing, Shanghai (where he was the managing partner) from 2005 to 2010. He spent one year on secondment to the shipbuilding division of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea.
He is admitted as a solicitor of England & Wales (1977) and Hong Kong (1983). He is a director of Hong Kong Insurance Law Association Limited and a panel arbitrator of the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC).
A partial success for shipping lines; Relevance of the Commission’s proposal beyond the shipping sector; Consequences of the proposed order for the shipping industry.
October 12, 2016
On 1 August 2014 China’s new regulation on tax for non-resident international transportation enterprises came into force..
November 19, 2014
Jim James comments on the issues facing creditors in the event that a carrier is unable to meet its obligations..
November 13, 2013
Jim James discusses the definition of Unicitral Model Law in an article which looks at how owners can protect their vessels from being arrested by creditors..
October 28, 2013