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Emma James


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Emma is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation team as part of the wider Dispute Resolution department.

Emma has experience of high profile and high-value complex English Court proceedings, having acted in a variety of cases across a number of sectors, including cases in the Commercial Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal. 

Emma trained at the firm before qualifying into the Commercial Litigation team, having also been a paralegal at the firm. She has also previously advised clients on matters relating to competition law, white collar crime and investigations, and debt restructuring and finance in Asia.

Emma is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and contributes to the firm's pro bono initiatives.

Key Experience

  • Representing the Government of Nigeria in challenging an $11 billion arbitral award in favour of a British Virgin Islands company arising from a failed gas deal (The Federal Republic of Nigeria v Process & Industrial Developments Limited [CL-2019-000752]; and Process & Industrial Developments Limited v The Federal Republic of Nigeria [CL-2018-000182])
  • Representing The Lifescape Project on their landmark complaint with the OECD against Drax for greenwashing
  • Representing Justin Le Patourel against BT Group PLC in an opt-out collective proceedings on its abuse of its dominant market position (Justin Le Patourel v BT Group PLC, British Telecommunications PLC Case No 1381/7/7/21)
  • Representing an individual implicated in a multi-jurisdictional money laundering investigation conducted by the US Department of Justice.

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Commercial Litigation Paralegal, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Legal Adviser, Lyons Davidson Solictors
University of Law, LPC with MSc in Business
University of Aberdeen, Law with English Law Hons

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