James Hope is head of international arbitration at the Stockholm office of Vinge in 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 80 international arbitration cases, ranging from small cases worth around US$100,000 to highly complex cases worth more than US$50 billion.
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, Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki, under Swedish, English, Danish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian and Finnish substantive laws, as well as under CISG. He is a member of the ICDR international panel of arbitrators, the CIETAC panel of arbitrators and the Asian International Arbitration Centre panel of arbitrators. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator.
In addition to private practice, James is a part-time supervisor and lecturer for the master’s programme in international commercial arbitration law at Stockholm University, and a guest lecturer at both Edinburgh University and Uppsala University. He is the author of a number of articles on dispute resolution issues and is a frequent speaker at conferences.
From 2013 to 2018, James was a member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and prior to that he was a member of the executive committee of the Swedish Arbitration Association.
James is fluent in English and Swedish, and he is learning Russian.