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James Brown, partner with the contentious department, has more than 15 years of experience as a disputes lawyer. His primary focus is litigating and arbitrating complex, high-value engineering and construction disputes for international clients operating in the shipping and offshore oil and gas sectors. He is a recommended lawyer in the international arbitration, oil and gas, and shipping sections of the 2017 UK edition of The Legal 500, Legalease, the international directory of law firms. Legal 500 reports that James Brown "provides tremendous attention to detail in high-value technical disputesHe pursues and defends claims including in relation to the deficient performance of contracts; contractual variations; responsibility for delay and related cost-overruns; defects and warranty issues; and in respect of associated guarantees, and appeals, challenges and enforces court judgments and arbitral awards resulting from such claims. His experience extends to claims in the English High Court, including the Commercial Court and Technology and Construction Court, and in arbitration (including under the rules of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as the UNCITRAL rules and those of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators). James also assists clients to obtain orders (including freezing orders) from the English court in support of both domestic and foreign court or arbitral proceedings. James regularly writes, lectures and provides seminars on current dispute resolution issues.