James Loftis > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Office 1207 Index Tower
P.O. Box 504945
United Arab Emirates

Work Department

International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration




James heads Vinson & Elkins International Dispute Resolution practice, and focuses his practice on the arbitration and litigation of international commercial and investor-state disputes, and counseling in matters involving public international law and treaties. He acts both as counsel and as arbitrator.

His practice includes disputes involving all aspects of energy, construction, and infrastructure development; disputes under investment laws and treaties; and boundary disputes, cross-border technology disputes, and sovereign debt. He also represents and advises clients in reviews under U.S. national security law.


French (proficient), Russian, Spanish (reading proficient)


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., 1983
  • Granted full rights of audience before the Dubai International Financial Centre Court
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales