James Hope is head of international arbitration at the Stockholm office of Advokatfirman Vinge KB in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a dual-qualified Swedish Advokat and English Solicitor-Advocate, and is well placed to compare common law and civil law practices and procedures.
He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 75 international arbitration cases, ranging from small cases worth around USD 100,000 to highly complex cases worth more than USD 50 billion. He has particular experience of energy disputes.
James has sat as arbitrator in international arbitrations under the ICC, SCC, Danish Institute of Arbitration, UNCITRAL and Finnish Chamber of Commerce arbitration rules, in Stockholm, London, Paris, Copenhagen and Helsinki, under Swedish, English, Danish, Russian, Ukrainian and Finnish substantive laws, as well as under CISG. He is a Member of the CIETAC panel list of arbitrators and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) panel of arbitrators. He is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
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 part-time supervisor and lecturer for the Masters Program in International Commercial Arbitration Law at Stockholm University, and a guest lecturer at Edinburgh University and at Uppsala University.
James is fluent in English and Swedish.