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James Barratt is a barrister and a partner in the Litigation Department and the International Arbitration Practice, based in the Firm's London office.Mr. Barratt has more than 15 years of experience as an international arbitration lawyer, specializing in international commercial arbitration, public international law, and investment arbitration. He has served as counsel in more than 50 international arbitrations, including several where the amount in dispute exceeded US$1 billion and where he led or co-led the team and conducted the advocacy. He has also been appointed to sit as an arbitrator.Mr. Barratt has significant experience acting on behalf of governments, international organizations and multinationals, administered under the rules of all major institutions, as well as in ad hoc proceedings under various applicable laws. Mr. Barratt has worked extensively with clients in Asia Pacific and Latin America and has a particular focus on disputes in the energy sector. He has also conducted substantial arbitrations in various sectors, including life sciences, private equity, aviation, defense, technology, and telecommunications and frequently advises clients on investment treaty disputes and public international law.Mr. Barratt is an English qualified barrister with full rights of audience before all English courts. He appears frequently as an advocate before international arbitral tribunals (in procedural and merits hearings) and the English High Court. He is also a Part II registered advocate before the DIFC Courts.He is the author of several publications and has given numerous presentations on public international law and international arbitration. He was previously at one of the world's leading international arbitration practices.Mr. Barratt has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration as a “Future Leader” in the partners category, Expert Guides as a "Rising Star" for International Arbitration, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.Mr. Barratt received his Bar Vocational Diploma from the Inns of Court School of Law in 2000 and his M.A. from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge in 1999. He is admitted in England & Wales.
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