James Rogers

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3350
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3350
James Rogers

James Rogers



James Rogers is an international arbitration lawyer based in London. His experience extends across a broad range of industry sectors and includes corporate and commercial, technology, M&A, licensing and joint venture disputes. He has particular experience of the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors and significant recent experience in arbitration matters involving states and state-controlled entities.

James has a uniquely international practice, serving clients' needs across multiple jurisdictions and tailored to the relevant project, dispute and/or seat of arbitration. He has practiced law in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK; has advised clients on projects and investments in numerous jurisdictions across the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia; and regularly acts as lead counsel and as advocate before all the major arbitral institutions.

Chambers & Partners, 2019 note that "sources describe him as 'flexible and extremely efficient', adding that 'he is excellent at what he does.'" James was also recognised in The Legal 500, 2019 where he is described as "thorough, with an incisive understanding of international arbitration law and practice."

James also accepts arbitrator appointments.

Professional experience

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  • Barrister and Solicitor, qualified in New Zealand
  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Solicitor, qualified in Hong Kong
  • Various ICC arbitrations and court proceedings in the UK, the US and Switzerland on behalf of a European construction company arising from post completion disputes on the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks project. Matters include claims against the state controlled Panama Canal Authority with circa US$800m in dispute
  • Representing a European oil and gas exploration company in an ICC arbitration seated in Paris against an Eastern-European state for a post-privatisation dispute concerning the remediation of historically contaminated production sites and other facilities
  • An LCIA arbitration in London on behalf of a multinational consumer goods company concerning the supply of pharmaceutical products by an Indian company for use in products to be sold in the US and subject to US FDA regulation
  • An SIAC arbitration in Singapore between Australian and Korean parties concerning the design, fabrication and installation of structural steel in a government sponsored project in New South Wales, Australia
  • Representing an Asia headquartered infrastructure owner operator in respect of investment treaty claims against a South American state
  • An HKIAC arbitration concerning a failed consortium arrangement to take private a Nasdaq-listed company and related investments in excess of US$800m. This included the successful representation of a respondent party to the first emergency arbitration to proceed to a hearing and an award under the HKIAC Rules
  • An SCC arbitration in Stockholm arising out of a dispute between Chinese and US parties valued at over US$100m for the construction of over 80 coal fired power plants in Asia and Europe. Ancillary proceedings included enforcement applications in China, India, Pakistan and challenge and jurisdiction proceedings in the Swedish courts
  • A CIETAC administered, UNCITRAL arbitration seated in Beijing concerning the alleged misappropriation of our US client's licensed chemical process technology in China and related proceedings before the Chinese courts concerning the validity of the parties' arbitration agreement
  • Representing a Middle-Eastern state owned supplier of petro-chemical products in a dispute concerning the supply of products to India and related trade credit insurance disputes, giving rise to two arbitrations under the ICC Rules and a third under the Rules of the Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Representing an oil major in an English law LCIA arbitration seated in London, concerning the supply of refined products from a facility in the UK
  • Representing an oil major in an English law ad hoc arbitration seated in London, concerning the calculation of the user tariff and capacity rights for a UK on-shore pipeline and associated storage facilities used primarily for the transportation of aviation fuel.
  • Editor of the firm's biannual International Arbitration Report