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Work Department

International Arbitration


James Glaysher is an experienced solicitor-advocate specialising in international commercial arbitration. He represents clients from a broad range of jurisdictions in arbitrations administered by all of the major institutions. His cases principally concern the global energy and infrastructure industries, with this practice supplemented by extensive experience of arbitrations in both the construction and banking & finance sectors.

James also accepts appointments to act as an arbitrator, having been appointed co-arbitrator on two parallel arbitrations concerning a dispute over a pair of commercial leases.

Prior to joining CANDEY as a Partner, James trained and practiced at two leading U.S. firms (Dechert LLP and Akin Gump LLP) in London and Dubai. He also undertook a secondment at the Royal Courts of Justice where he was a judicial assistant to the current Master of the Rolls Geoffrey Vos and Proudman J.

Aside from representative matters, James regularly contributes thought-leadership articles related to international arbitration, most recently concerning the ‘Settlement Deficit in Arbitration’ and the latest version of the LCIA Rules (both published in the Global Arbitration Review).

James was recognised in the 2021 issue of the Legal 500 UK for International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation, with commentators noting “James Glaysher is very bright, always on top of the detail and has very good drafting skills”; James Glaysher – consistently strong team player, good nose for the key issues.


International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum; LCIA Young International Arbitration Group


Colchester Royal Grammar School (2006); Durham University (2009)


Rugby (Hampstead RFC); theatre; tropical fish

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Very strong litigation and arbitration boutiqueCANDEY mostly acts in cross-border matters, particularly in relation to the CIS, US, BVI and Cyprus. The group is jointly led by managing partner Ashkhan Candey and Andrew Dunn, who has knowledge of the LCIA, ICC and HKIAC rules. The practice further comprises ‘outstanding lawyerJames Collins and Yuri Botiuk, who acts in strategically significant mandates. International commercial arbitration specialist James Glaysher recently joined as partner from Akin, where he was counsel.