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James Howells QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Construction , International Arbitration - The Bar
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Construction - UK

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James Howells QC
Advises on claims relating to design and construction defects in domestic disputes. His well-regarded practice also includes a strong international arbitration element predominately focused in the Gulf and East Asia. He receives praise for his compelling advocacy and exceptional analytical skills. He is especially active on litigation involving transport and social infrastructure projects.
Strengths: "He has excellent analytical skills and is a compelling advocate."
Recent work: Lead counsel for Amey Birmingham Highways in claims brought by Birmingham City Council in respect to a GBP300 million PFI contract for the refurbishment and maintenance of roads.
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James Howells QC of Atkin Chambers is a "very clever and extremely able" advocate, noted for the jurisdictional diversity of his Asian arbitration practice, which embraces the handling of energy and engineering disputes originating in such widely separated locations as Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Interviewees also value him for his cross-examination skills and as a "very approachable" colleague who gives "direct answers."
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James specialises in international commercial arbitration with particular expertise in infrastructure, construction, engineering, shipbuilding and IT disputes. His experience in energy-related cases includes oil and gas production platforms and rigs, FPSOs, gas storage caverns, power and desalination plants, power stations and renewables. He has extensive experience of international infrastructure projects. His IT experience includes commercial and technical disputes in projects ranging from commercial systems to major government projects. James’ international arbitration experience includes jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, India, Russia, UAE, Oman, Continental Europe, Tanzania, South Africa, Channel Islands and Caribbean.

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