James Rogers

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

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 commercial, technology, M&A, licensing and joint venture disputes, with particular experience of the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors.

James has a uniquely international practice, serving clients' needs across multiple jurisdictions as the relevant project, dispute and/or seat of arbitration requires. He has practiced law in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK; has advised clients in relation to 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 have noted that, "Clients commend his ability to understand the technical side of disputes, as well as his in-depth procedural knowledge and responsiveness. He has a growing reputation in the market, impressing sources as someone who is able to understand complicated technical matters pertinent to a dispute."

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$800 million in dispute
  • Representing a European oil and gas exploration company in an ICC arbitration seated in Paris against an Eastern- European state in relation to a post-privatisation dispute concerning the remediation of historically contaminated production sites and other facilities
  • An LCIA arbitration in London on behalf of a British 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
  • Representing an oil major in an LCIA arbitration concerning the supply of refined products from a facility in the UK
  • 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 NSW, Australia
  • Various HKIAC and CIETAC arbitrations and an expert determination arising from a post-completion dispute on the sale of manufacturing facilities and several Asia based distribution companies to our client, a Canadian list consumer products manufacturer and brand owner
  • 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 various arbitrations under the ICC Rules and the Rules of the Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Advising the Chinese subsidiary of a Canadian oil exploration company in relation to (i) a time and cost dispute arising from the construction of oil and gas facilities off-shore in Asia; and (ii) a related pricing dispute with a state owned gas purchaser
  • An SCC arbitration in Stockholm arising out of a dispute between Chinese and US parties valued at + US$100 million in relation to the construction of over 80 coal fired power plants in Asia and Europe. Ancillary proceeding include enforcement applications in China, India, Pakistan and challenge and jurisdiction proceedings in the Swedish courts
  • 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 ever emergency arbitration to proceed to a hearing and an award under the HKIAC Rules
  • Representing an Australian listed mining company in a dispute with its Chinese contractor regarding the provision of a diesel powered, captive power station for a copper mine in Indonesia, resolved by HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong
  • Representing the owner party in relation to claims of delay and cost overrun on a substantial European LNG project
  • Advising the operating party and lead contractor in relation to the administration of design, construction and facilities management contracts and related post-completion defects in a major mixed use construction project in Singapore ultimately owned by the Singaporean Government
  • Representing a global E&C company in an ICC arbitration in Zurich in relation to claims arising from the supply of processing equipment to two European coal fired power station


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