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James Hosking

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

New York, NY, USA


James Hosking has been practicing international arbitration and litigation for more than 16 years. Immediately prior to co-founding international arbitration/litigation boutique Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, he was a partner in Clifford Chance’s New York office.

James has handled arbitrations under the rules of all the leading arbitral institutions. His current cases involve international contracts, corporate acquisitions, licensing, energy/power projects, construction / engineering and investment claims. In the past year, he has represented clients in cases involving over a dozen countries and claims with a total value of several billion dollars.

James regularly writes and speaks on international arbitration. Most recently, he co-authored the first stand-alone commentary on the AAA/ICDR International Rules: Gusy, Hosking & Schwarz, A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules (OUP, 2011). James previously co-chaired the ICDR young practitioners group and in 2007 received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Arbitration Association. He was a delegate to the UNCITRAL working group on international arbitration, and his current memberships include the NY City Bar Committee on International Dispute Resolution, ITA Advisory Board, LCIA, ASIL and ASA. James has previously taught arbitration courses at the University of Auckland and the University of Pennsylvania.

James’s expertise in international arbitration and cross-border litigation has been recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America and PLC Which Lawyer. Chaffetz Lindsey is ranked as a leading arbitration practice in several guides. In March 2011, it was named in Global Arbitration Review’s top 100 arbitration practices and received the award for "small firm of the year.”

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 in New York and previously practiced in New Zealand.
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