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James Harbridge

James Harbridge

Partner โ€“โ€“โ€“ Dubai

James is a Partner and head of Trowers & Hamlins' International Dispute Resolution and Litigation department. he is based in our Dubai office.

James trained in the city of London before working in Trowers & Hamlins as a qualified Litigation lawyer for three and a half years.  He relocated to Oman in July 1999 and worked in Trowers & Hamlins Litigation department until June 2009, having been made a Partner in April 2005. 

James headed the disputes resolution team at another international law firm in Muscat from June 2009 to March 2016.

As a consequence, James has gained much experience working both for multinational entities, and local entities, regarding all manner of disputes, including high value general contract disputes, high value ad hoc and ICC construction arbitrations, complex tax litigation, labour law issues, agency/franchise, banking, insurance and maritime disputes.

The ethos of the Litigation department is to assist clients, and support the office's Corporate department, with the intention of pre-empting litigation wherever possible.

James is acknowledged as a Leader and rated as a Tier 1 individual by legal directories.  The Legal 500 refers to James as "Exceptionally well regarded".

The Global Chambers directory states:  "Market observers describe James Harbridge as an excellent communicator and a leading exponent of Omani law."