James MacPherson

James MacPherson

Leading International ADR specialist, Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration
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James MacPherson is a leading international ADR specialist with over 20 years' experience within public and private sectors as a neutral (mediator, facilitator and arbitrator), ADR trainer, adviser and systems designer.

In 2014, James was retained as special counsel and project leader, establishing the first international Saudi ADR centre (SCCA). He is affiliated with and active on domestic and international rosters of ADR providers around the world and also serves on the inaugural board of the Oman Arbitration Centre (OAC).

He was co-founder and inaugural CEO of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) and has served as board member of the International Mediation Institute (The Hague).

He specialises in conflict management and resolution for corporate and government organisations, including designing and directing international, multilingual arbitration and mediation programmes.

He advises businesses and government agencies in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America on ADR systems design and training as well as legislative policy.

He has enjoyed designing and delivering ADR training in Bahrain, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, the Maldives, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, the UAE, the UK and the USA.

A successful bilingual (English and French), dual national (Canada and US) mediator, James works to resolve matters ranging from commercial, insurance, construction, employment, financial and IP/tech, to indigenous disputes and organisational conflict.

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