Mrs James Hosking

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James Hosking has 25 years of international dispute resolution experience. Prior to joining Chaffetz Lindsey, he was a partner in Clifford Chance’s international arbitration group in New York.

Recently, James has handled arbitrations involving international commercial contract disputes, corporate acquisitions, insurance and reinsurance issues, licensing, energy/power projects, banking, political risk, and investment treaty claims. In the past year, he has represented clients in cases involving more than a dozen countries and claims totaling over 2 billion dollars. He has handled arbitrations under the rules of all the leading arbitral institutions.

James also sits as an arbitrator and has been appointed sole arbitrator, chairperson, co-arbitrator or emergency arbitrator in more than 30 proceedings. Amongst other qualifications, he is a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand.

James regularly writes and lectures on international arbitration issues and is the co-author of the first commentary on the ICDR International Rules (OUP, 2nd ed. 2019). James previously co-chaired the ICDR young practitioners group and in 2007 received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Arbitration Association.

James also represents clients in U.S. commercial litigation and has argued cases in all levels of the New York courts, as well as in federal court in New York and elsewhere.

James earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2000. He attended the University of Auckland from 1990-1994, receiving B.A. and LL.B. (with honors) degrees. He is admitted to practice in New York and previously practiced in New Zealand.

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