Dispute Resolution

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James is an arbitration specialist. He has more than 25 years’ experience of ad hoc, trade association, institutional and investment arbitrations as a solicitor in London and Paris, as a former Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and as a case assessor for legal costs insurers and third party funders. His background as a lawyer is in international trade, commodities, shipping and insurance.

He trained at Withers in London and then spent four years in the firm’s Paris office. He was admitted as an avocat at the Paris bar (1994 – 2008). Returning to London, he spent more than 13 years at Holman Fenwick Willan in its Trade & Energy group. As Registrar and Deputy Director General of the LCIA in 2008 – 2012, he oversaw the administration of more than a thousand commercial arbitrations and assisted with a review of its Arbitration Rules. He subsequently spent two years at Thomas Miller Legal, assessing and managing a wide range of commercial and investment claims on behalf of insurers and funders. Returning to private practice in 2015, he spent a year in Stephenson Harwood’s International Arbitration group where he assisted on ICC and LCIA arbitrations, principally oil and gas disputes.

James is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. At LexisNexis, James works on the Lexis®PSL Arbitration module.

Ben Giaretta, Partner at Fox Williams LLP, is an international arbitration lawyer with a wide range of experience across many different sectors.  He is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is the current Chair of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the Consulting Editorial Board of Lexis PSL Arbitration.
Marie-Gabrielle Williams is a Paralegal in the Lexis®PSL Paralegal Hub. She recently graduated with a law degree from King’s College London, where she was an Editor for the King’s Student Law Review. She has experience working In-house and in private practice abroad, in particular with the blockchain division of a leading Indian technology firm. She has a particular interest in New Technologies, Environmental law and International Arbitration. 

Barry specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation. He trained and practised at Jones Day before joining Pinsent Masons. At LexisNexis, Barry is Head of Arbitration and Head of the Lexis®PSL Dispute Resolution Group.

In practice, Barry’s work included commercial, aviation and technology arbitrations pursuant to international arbitral rules, involving UK and international clients. He also has a background in general commercial, civil fraud and IT litigation, including experience before the High Court. While in private practice, Barry worked with a broad range of clients from the private and public sectors.

At LexisNexis, when not focused on the strategic development and operational requirements of the Dispute Resolution Group, Barry’s content work focuses on the law and practice of international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. In addition to his work for Lexis®PSL, Barry contributes to the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Blog and New Law Journal on litigation and arbitration matters

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On 31 March 2021, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) reported a record caseload: 1,080 new arbitrations filed in 2020, dramatically up from 479 new...

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P.R.I.M.E. Finance, the Hague-based Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance, has published a draft of its revised Arbitration Rules (the Rules) for...

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2 Dec 2020

The London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation has recently launched a new ADR scheme called Facilitated Contract Renegotiation (FCR). In FCR, an independent facilitator...

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25 Aug 2020

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21 Aug 2020

The LCIA Arbitration Rules 2020, which come into force on 1 October 2020, have been brought up to date with some pragmatic and user-friendly innovations, such as new...

30 Jul 2020

International commercial arbitration was growing again before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, an analysis of 2019 statistics from six major international arbitral bodies...

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