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Asset Recovery Middle East
13-15th November 2022
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah BeachDubai, UAE

James Willn
Partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP (UAE)


James is a senior partner within the Middle East practice of Stephenson Harwood LLP and is one of the founding members of the Dubai office.

James has been based in the Middle East region for several years where he has established himself as one of the leading litigation lawyers in the market, which is reflected through him being listed as a 'Leading Individual' by many of the leading independent publications, including Chambers Global.

He is renowned for his experience in asset tracing and recovery litigation work which are frequently cross-jurisdictional in nature and involve worldwide freezing relief orders being issued before international Courts throughout the world. He is routinely praised by clients where they describe him in Legal 500 EMEA for his ability to "handle a broad span of work covering… international asset tracing" and being renowned for being "cool, calm and collected and the go-to man".

His practice is centred around large value, multi-party arbitrations, seated within the major international arbitral hubs (London, Paris, Switzerland, Singapore and the DIFC). He regularly acts for clients as counsel in all international recognised arbitral forums including the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, SIAC, HKIAC and KCAB.

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