James Fagan

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

James Fagan is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. He has a broad practice within commercial litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Fagan qualified as a solicitor at Latham & Watkins in September 2016, having trained with the firm in the Derivatives, Banking and Litigation & Trial Departments in the London office and the Litigation & Trial Department in the Hong Kong office.

In 2017 - 2018, Mr. Fagan worked as Judicial Assistant to Lord Hughes and Lady Black at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. During this time, Mr. Fagan assisted the Justices on a variety of cases in the areas of commercial law, public law, and criminal law in both the Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Mr. Fagan’s representative experience includes advising on:

  • An appeal to the UK Supreme Court on the proper interpretation of the Recognition of Trusts Act 1987
  • An English law SIAC arbitration concerning a failure to ship iron ore involving issues regarding contractual variations, waivers, and termination
  • A construction dispute concerning a solar power project in the Philippines involving issues of liquidated damages, indirect loss, and litigation strategy
  • A dispute regarding ownership of a Swiss domiciled, artwork dealing joint venture
  • Discrete issues arising in various matters including: a Russian loan note arbitration; South American sovereign bond litigation; UK convertible bond litigation; and a Nordic territory dispute concerning financial payment infrastructure
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