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Practice Summary

James Fox undertakes a broad range of commercial work in line with Chambers’ practice areas. As well as assisting in Commercial Court and Chancery Division proceedings, he has appeared as sole counsel in both the High Court and County Court. 

Recent instructions include:

SIAC arbitration (Singapore seat)
Acting (with Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Nick Sloboda, Tamara Kagan, Andrew Lodder, Henry Hoskins, Simon Gilson and James Ruddell) for an oil and gas company in a claim for $5.5bn for alleged fraud and breach of warranty under a SPA.

Michael O’Neill v AVIC International Corporation (UK) Limited (QB)
Acting (as sole counsel) for the defendant company in a debt claim under an alleged oral agreement. The fees claimed exceed £500,000.

IFTA Arbitration (England and Wales seat)
Settled (as sole counsel) a defence and counterclaim regarding a debt claim under a film distribution agreement. The case raised issues concerning implied terms and unjust enrichment.

AFELMA v Actis SA [2017] EWHC 738 (QB)
Acted (as sole counsel) for a Spanish trading body, seeking the production of a document from a non-party in the United Kingdom under EU Regulation 1206/2001.

McGraw-Hill International v Deutsche Apotheker & Ors 
Acted for the investors (with Daniel Toledano QC, Sharif Shivji, Jamie Goldsmith, Nicola Timmins and Sophie Weber) in a Commercial Court claim against a rating agency and a bank for alleged negligence and negligent and fraudulent misrepresentations arising from the sale of Constant Proportion Debt Obligations. The damages claimed exceeded €130m.