I am a Managing Associate in Linklaters' dispute resolution practice specialising in international arbitration and public international law, with experience acting for corporates and States.
I have expertise representing clients in disputes across various regions (including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the US) and sectors (including energy, infrastructure, aviation, telecommunications, technology, crypto/digital assets and finance). My experience includes:
- representing clients in international commercial arbitrations (ad hoc and under most major sets of institutional rules (including the SIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, CIETAC and SCC rules), and with a range of seats and governing laws), and investment arbitrations.
- acting in related court proceedings.
- acting in public international law disputes.
- advising on disputes processes and structuring investments to optimise investment protection.
I am also a key member of Linklaters' global cross-practice ESG team, and regularly advise clients on managing ESG disputes risk.
I am dual-qualified in England & Wales and Victoria, Australia. I have taught at Queen Mary University of London and the ELSA/Athens Public International Law Centre summer school on arbitration, and regularly speak/publish on topical arbitration and ESG disputes issues.
Legal 500 2020-2023: named as key lawyer for Linklaters in international arbitration and public international law. Feedback includes: "Rebecca James is an extremely talented managing associate who is destined for high places.”
Legal Business Magazine's Disputes Yearbook 2022 - named as one of the "brightest stars" from the "next generation" of arbitration talent in London.
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