James Buckley is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office. His practice focuses on international arbitration and complex commercial litigation. James has acted for multinational corporations and financial institutions in a range of areas, including financial services, technology and telecoms, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has advised clients both in high-value English High Court litigation and in relation to arbitration under bilateral investment treaties. James also has experience of advising clients on major regulatory and competition investigations.
James graduated from the University of Durham, where he was awarded the highest first class degree in English Literature in his year. He subsequently completed an MPhil at the University of Cambridge in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, James trained at a Magic Circle law firm in London, where he was a finalist in the City of London Solicitors’ Company Prize for the trainee solicitor showing the most promise as a future City lawyer. As a trainee, James also gained pro bono experience at Tower Hamlets Law Centre, representing litigants in County Court housing disputes.
- BPP University Law School
- (Accelerated Legal Practice Course, distinction, 2017)
- (Graduate Diploma in Law, distinction, 2016)
- Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
- (MPhil, distinction, 2015)
- St John’s College, University of Durham
- (BA (Hons), English Literature, first class, 2014)
- Solicitor, England and Wales
- Finalist, City of London Solicitors’ Company Prize 2018