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James  Hope

James Hope

Advokatfirman Vinge

111 87 Stockholm, , SWE


James Hope is head of international arbitration at the Stockholm office of Advokatfirman Vinge KB in Stockholm, Sweden. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 50 international arbitrations, both in Sweden and abroad, and his recent cases have involved Swedish, English, Californian, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian and Finnish laws, amongst others.

He has nearly 20 years’ experience of dispute resolution, including over 10 years practising litigation and arbitration in London before moving to Sweden in 2006. He was previously Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP in London.

In addition to private practice, James is a member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Board of the Swedish Arbitration Association, a Committee Member of the Section for Arbitration and Other Dispute Resolution of the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, a part-time supervisor and lecturer in the Masters Program in International Commercial Arbitration Law at Stockholm University, and a guest lecturer at Edinburgh University.

James was educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge and at Edinburgh University. He speaks English and Swedish.

A selection of published articles:

  • Arbitrators: a law unto themselves?
    Commercial Dispute Resolution, November-December 2013
  • A call for reason(s)
    Commercial Dispute Resolution, July-August 2013
  • Playing by the rules in international arbitration: what are the rules?
    European International Arbitration Review, (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013)
  • The reasonable man in international arbitration
    Arbitration, Vol. 76, Number 4 (November 2010)
  • Why choose Stockholm: reflections of an English lawyer
    Stockholm International Arbitration Review, 2008:2, 21-38, January 2009
  • Law & Language in the Global World
    International Law Practicum, the journal of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, Autumn 2008 (Vol. 21, No. 2)


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