I advise banks, investors, manufacturers, fintech companies and high-net-worth-individuals on contractual and other related issues arising out of finance, supply and insurance contracts, and shareholder arrangements and agreements.
I advise my clients at all points in the life cycle of a business relationship. I assist with contract drafting, I work with clients on their legal options during the life of a contract, and I advise and represent clients following a breach or termination. I use legal analysis and strategic thinking – in the context of negotiations, a mediation, litigation or arbitration – to champion the interests of my clients and to support them in making informed decisions at important moments.
I work on high value and significant disputes. These have included several derivatives close-out valuation cases for the liquidator of a major global bank, major high court litigation for a high profile Ukrainian individual regarding oil supply monies, and a Baltic private bank on its loan portfolio exposure. I advised a major online retail marketplace on performance issues with their payment services provider and a US client on a software license dispute. My focus on African markets has seen me acting for investors and business owners in respect of natural resources, shipping and TMT projects relating to several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
What others say…
James Lewis has an excellent command of detail and understanding of the substantive issues in proceedings