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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004-1482
United States
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James H. Boykin is a partner in the Arbitration practice group at the Washington, DC, office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. His practice focuses on international arbitration and includes state-to-state and investor-state arbitration as well as commercial disputes.

James has represented investors in treaty arbitrations under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, and SCC Rules. In addition, he has represented clients in commercial arbitrations under the ICDR and ICC Rules. James is a member of the Expedited Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association.


William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2004
University of Virginia, B.A., 1997

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is ‘at the top of its legal game‘. Jointly led by Washington DC-based John Townsend and ‘great legal mind‘ James H. Boykin, the team is especially active in investor-state arbitration and is involved in five arbitrations against the Russian Federation under the Russia-Ukraine BIT, pertaining to the loss of investment by Ukrainian investors that occurred during the Crimea annexation of 2014. Townsend also represented the Government of Hungary in an $800m ICSID arbitration commenced by Engie under the Energy Charter Treaty. Key contacts in New York include John Fellas, an ‘instinctive advocate‘, the ‘exceptionalHagit M. Elul and Steven Hammond, who heads the treaty arbitration team. Stephen Rabinowitz left the firm for Dechert LLP.