Lecturer in Law
James Hosking is a co-founding partner of New York international arbitration and litigation boutique Chaffetz Lindsey LLP. He was previously a partner at Clifford Chance in New York and commenced his career practicing in New Zealand.
James’s practice is concentrated in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as complex civil litigation. He has been involved in arbitrations under the ICC, ICDR, AAA, LCIA, SIAC, WIPO and UNCITRAL Rules. His current arbitrations involve disputes arising from corporate acquisitions, energy/power projects, licensing, JV/shareholder agreements, construction/engineering issues and investment treaty claims.
James regularly writes and speaks on international arbitration. Most recently, he co-authored the first stand-alone commentary on the AAA/ICDR International Rules: Gusy, Hosking & Schwarz, A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules (OUP, 2011). James previously co-chaired the ICDR young practitioners group and in 2007 received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Arbitration Association. He was a delegate to the UNCITRAL working group on international arbitration, and his current memberships include the NY City Bar Committee on International Dispute Resolution, ITA Advisory Board, LCIA, ASIL, ASA and the NY International Arbitration Club.
James’s expertise is recognized in Who’s Who of International Commercial Arbitration, Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America and PLC Which Lawyer. In 2011, he was one of only 10 US-based lawyers selected in Global Arbitration Review’s ranking of the “top 45 under 45” arbitration lawyers worldwide. Chaffetz Lindsey is recognized as a leading arbitration practice in several guides, including being named by Global Arbitration Review in 2011 as top "small firm of the year”.
James has taught international dispute resolution classes at the University of Auckland and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.