London based arbitration for international commerce. James Clanchy FCIArb.
London based arbitration for international commerce. James Clanchy FCIArb.
London based arbitration for international commerce. James Clanchy FCIArb.
London based arbitration for international commerce. James Clanchy FCIArb.

international commercial arbitration

London based international commercial arbitrator

James Clanchy, FCIArb. London based arbitrator in independent practice

James Clanchy FCIArb. London based arbitrator in independent practice: shipping, trade, commodities

Arbitration is the mechanism of choice for the resolution of disputes arising from international commerce, including disputes under standard form contracts, bespoke joint venture agreements or investments.

Arbitration offers parties, their insurers, funders and advisors a wide range of options for a route to a final and binding award enforceable worldwide. The arbitration procedure may be conducted on an ad hoc basis or it may be administered by a trade association or an institution.

As a lawyer with a background in shipping, international trade, and commodities, and having served for four years as the Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), I understand the different types of arbitration.

No longer practising as a solicitor, I am an Associate Member of Six Pump Court chambers in London and an Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).

COMPETITIVE RATES

COMPETITIVE RATES

Independent arbitrator committed to cost effective resolution of disputes

CONFLICT FREE

CONFLICT FREE

No longer attached to a law firm and no longer acting as counsel

AVAILABLE

AVAILABLE

Free to take new appointments and ready to go

Arbitration expertise

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

International trade

Cases involving sale and purchase, transport and insurance of commodities

OIL AND GAS

Oil and gas

LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations re exploration, production, transportation, sale and purchase

SHIPPING

SHIPPING

Charterparties, bills of lading, MoAs, collisions and engine breakdowns, dangerous cargoes

CRUISE AND TRAVEL

Cruise and travel

Outsourcing contracts, employment, trade disruption and liability insurance claims

JOINT VENTURES

Joint Ventures

ICC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations in shipping, oil and gas, and construction industries

AFRICA

Africa

Cases for traders in Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, South Africa

ARBITRATION KNOWHOW

Having been involved in arbitrations of all shapes and sizes for more than 30 years, including 4 years as Registrar of the LCIA and as a content provider for Lexis®PSL Arbitration since 2016, I have accumulated an unusually varied knowledge of the law and practice of arbitration in London and around the world. 

Visit my Arbitration Knowhow page to find snapshots of my own perspectives on arbitration and some useful links:
Arbitration v Court
Ad hoc v institutional arbitration
London Court of International Arbitration
Arbitration insurance and funding
Maritime arbitration
Expedited arbitration

Blog articles

In recent years, I have had opportunities to share my knowledge and to write and speak about issues in arbitration. In my current part time role at LexisNexis UK, I provide content for Lexis®PSL Arbitration and I write posts for LexisNexis Blogs:

The race to expedite - Faster, cheaper, greener arbitration for smaller and simpler claims

The race to expedite

Faster, cheaper, greener arbitration for smaller and simpler claims.

Arbitration caseload statistics show the increasing popularity of sole arbitrators

Sole arbitrators on the rise

Arbitration caseload statistics show the increasing popularity of sole arbitrators.

James Clanchy presentation: Non-lawyer arbitrators: an endangered species? (image courtesy Xtina Yu/Unsplash)

Non-lawyer arbitrators: an endangered species?

At a joint seminar of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) London Branch and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) on 13 November 2019, on the theme 'Non-lawyer arbitrators: expertise and perspectives', I gave a presentation entitled 'Non-lawyer arbitrators: an endangered species?'.  I discussed various ways in which arbitrators from professions and backgrounds outside the legal sector are being increasingly marginalised by institutional rules, legislation and regulations.

ICMA XXI to be held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio (image Carlos_Alkmin/Wikimedia Commons)

ICMA XXI in Rio de Janeiro, March 2020: my paper on ad hoc arbitration

I was delighted to attend the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XXI) in Rio in the second week of March 2020.  My paper, 'Ad hoc arbitration and its enemies' was well received.  A copy can be downloaded here.