The Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2021 76 JAMES ABBOTT Partner at Clifford Chance UAE ABOUT JAMES ABBOT T James Abbott is Head of the Construction Disputes practice in theMiddle East. James specialises in commercial litigation, arbitration and ADR. James has significant experience of cross-border banking and financial litigation, including fraud and asset tracing, regulatory investigations, sanctions issues, joint venture and shareholder disputes. He has advised on a number of major infrastructure and construction projects and represents insurers and reinsurers. James has experience of arbitration under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID and DIAC Rules. Career and qualifications • Durham University (BA Modern Languages) 1987 • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1996 • Joined Clifford Chance 2002 • Partner since 2010 Professional bodies • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (MCIArb) • Vice-chairman of the UAE Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Awards and citations • James Abbott is acclaimed for his strong regional experience, and is widely noted as a “safe, solid pair of hands.” He is prominent for his banking disputes expertise, acting on high-value cases in the DIFC Courts and international arbitration tribunals. One source rated him as “a quality disputes lawyer.“ Chambers Global 2019 FIRM PROFI LE We are one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise. FINANCE MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS 2021 CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER OF THE YEAR LEGAL 2 0 2 1 AWARDS 2 0 2 1 CONTACT DETAILS Clifford Chance, Dubai T: +97145032608

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