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James Hosking

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International Arbitration and Litigation


A founding partner of Chaffetz Lindsey, James Hosking is a recognized expert in international commercial and investment arbitration, having been counsel in over 100 cases and under the rules of all the leading institutions. While many of his cases are seated in New York, he has also handled matters across the globe with a particular focus on Latin America and Asia. Recent cases have involved international commercial contracts, energy/power projects, corporate acquisitions, construction/engineering, insurance and reinsurance, licensing, JV/shareholder disputes, mining, and investment treaty claims.

James also sits as an arbitrator, having been appointed sole arbitrator, chairperson, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator. Of his more than 30 appointments, the cases have involved some 18 jurisdictions and over US$5 billion in dispute.

James has guest lectured at universities around the world and for many years taught the international arbitration course at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.


A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules (OUP, 2011, 2019); ICC Commission Report, Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings (ICC, 2019).


BA & LLB (Honors) University of Auckland (1990-1994); LLM Harvard Law School (2000). Admitted in New York and New Zealand.