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James Wagner



James Wagner helps clients with complex commercial dispute resolution and international arbitration, across industries. In addition, James has experience in regulatory and competition law matters.

International Arbitration

James focuses on international arbitration and has represented clients in ICC and LCIA arbitrations, among others. He is also experienced in soft commodity disputes under the GAFTA arbitration rules and has obtained multimillion-dollar arbitral awards for food and agribusiness companies.

James has handled arbitrations touching entities from Russia to Malaysia.

Commercial Disputes & Regulatory in the U.K.

James has represented clients on a range of litigation, including breach of contract and other tort actions, distributor and partnership disputes, and public sector procurement challenges.

In regulatory matters, James has represented businesses in issues related to the Competition and Markets Authority and the Environment Agency and Trading Standards Department.

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Court Admissions

Solicitor of the Courts of England & Wales [Solicitors Regulation Authority]


BPP Law School, Leeds
LPC with distinction (2011)

BPP Law School, Leeds
GDL with commendation (2010)

University of Leeds
B.A. in English Literature & Language, with honours (2009)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • In Int'l Arbitration Agreements, Be Clear About Governing Law
    Republished in Law360, March 15, 2024
  • Will London Remain the First Choice for Global Disputes?
    Co-author, Solicitors Journal, December 2016
  • Choosing English Jurisdiction
    Corporate Lawyer Magazine (Russia), August 2014
  • Transatlantic Legal Challenge
    Financial Times, November 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association
  • LCIA Young Arbitration Forum
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-15
  • BPP Law School — Baroness Cohen Scholarship, 2009-11
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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