James Egerton-Vernon

James Egerton-Vernon's practice is focused on investor-state and commercial arbitration disputes. He has acted in several international arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC, and SIAC rules. James has particular experience in the oil, mining, gas, telecommunications, and construction sectors.

James's representations include advising clients with investments in the Venezuelan oil sector, in both English and Spanish, on their claims arising out of unilateral changes to the hydrocarbon regime in that country. He also has assisted in handling disputes as diverse as advising: a Brazilian energy company on a construction dispute with its Italian joint venture partner; a Kuwaiti fertilizer company in ICSID arbitration proceedings against Egypt; a Romanian energy company in multimillion dollar ICC arbitration proceedings against a Russian oligarch; a Brazilian utilities company in relation to its international law obligations under the Mercosur Public Procurement Protocol; a U.S. energy company in multimillion dollar ICC arbitration proceedings against its Indian co-contractor; and a Spanish entertainment company in Madrid-based LCIA proceedings pertaining to a post-purchase M&A dispute. James also completed a secondment to Barclays Bank to assist with an investigation into its compliance with the international sanctions regime. [1]