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 as the Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and as the Honorary Secretary of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), I understand the different types of arbitration.

No longer practising as a solicitor, I am a full-time arbitrator, an Associate Member of Six Pump Court chambers in London, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and an Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).

Arbitration expertise

as solicitor and arbitrator

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

International trade

Cases involving sale and purchase, transport, financing 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, bunker supply contracts, superyacht management, insurance, containers

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 involving 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, 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

I have given presentations at conferences and lectures at universities. My publications have included articles in academic journals, practical guidance notes and case analyses for Lexis®PSL Arbitration, and 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

From sole to zero

Arbitration statistics 2020: If it doesn’t have an arbitrator, is it an arbitration?

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

The Arbitration Station podcast: The Maritime Arbitration

I was delighted to be invited as a guest speaker on the Arbitration Station podcast for an episode entitled ‘The Maritime Arbitration’; click here to listen to the podcast. In the interview with Saadia Bhatty, I discuss ad hoc arbitration, London as a hub for the resolution of disputes arising from international commerce, and my role as Honorary Secretary of the LMAA.

CIArb Member Profile: “Hot topics” can be a nuisance

CIArb Member Profile: “Hot topics” can be a nuisance

In an interview with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), I was asked about my opinion of current “hot topics” in arbitration. I gave examples of issues which have been blown out of proportion, including the law of the arbitration agreement and third-party funding.