Podcast - Corporate Disputes Updates

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Dispute Resolution

12 January 2022



Jim James, a consultant with Hill Dickinson in Hong Kong joined us on this podcast to discuss the latest developments in corporate disputes. In the series, we covered a number of topics including the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone, ESG, HK-PRC interim measures arrangement and the importance of dispute clauses. 


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Jim is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Hong Kong.  He concentrates on arbitration, aviation, banking, commodities, engineering and construction, corporate, commercial, energy, insurance, shipping, shipbuilding, mortgage enforcement and regulatory.  He is admitted as a solicitor of England & Wales (1977) and Hong Kong (1983).  He is a panel arbitrator of the Beijing Arbitration Commission, CIETAC and CMAC, a mediator and past chairman of the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association. He is a qualified adjudicator under the Hong Kong Government’s Security of Payments Legislation (which has yet to be brought into effect).


Jim is frequently mentioned in legal directories: “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” (Chambers Global 2012) “Shanghai-based Jim James is ‘fantastic, really experienced’” (Asia-Pacific Legal 500, 2009/2010).  “Jim James is “a sterling lawyer, widely experienced in investment and shipping work.”  He is highly respect for his “committed, persistent effort to find the best solution” for his banking clients (Chambers Asia, 2009).  Lloyd’s List included Jim in its top 10 law personalities 2011. He is ranked as a Leading Individual Shipping Hong Kong by Legal 500 and in Band 1 by Chambers for Shipping Litigation in China.


Jim has been based in Asia since 1983. Previously he was in London for six years.  He has worked in Beijing (2005 - 2006), Shanghai (2006 - 2010), where he was the managing partner of his previous firm, and in Singapore (1999 - 2002).  He spent one year on secondment to the shipbuilding division of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (1986 - 1987).