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          James Fox

          Partner // Head of Dispute Resolution (Middle East)

          James specialises in domestic and international arbitration and commercial litigation across the defence, security, real estate and hospitality sectors.

          James' expertise includes very high value local property disputes, hotel management disputes, agency disputes, defence contract issues, joint venture disputes, corporate disputes and assisting foreign companies with criminal charges.

          James has extensive experience resolving complex, business critical disputes including under the rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC), the ICC Court of Arbitration, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the DIFC-LCIA, and before the UAE and English Courts.

          He also advise defence and security companies in the region on most areas of their business, including their contracts with GHQ, the Presidential Guard, Tawazun Economic Council, issues with local agents and offset obligations.

          James is an officer of the International Bar Association Arab Regional Forum and a member of the ADGM Court Private Law Firm Group.