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James Wise


James Wise

As an associate in our litigation practice, James often represents clients based in the CIS region and has extensive experience of a variety of commercial disputes, including civil fraud claims and claims of a multi-jurisdictional nature. His experience includes interlocutory applications, trial and appeal proceedings in the English courts, and the enforcement of English judgments in foreign jurisdictions. James also holds his higher rights of audience, permitting him to appear as an advocate at all levels of the English civil courts.


Representative experience

Acting for JSC BTA Bank on the largest civil fraud claim to have come before the English courts.

Acting for Victor Pinchuk, a Ukranian businessman, in English High Court proceedings regarding high-value Ukrainian steel and mining assets.

Education and admissions


  • L.P.C., BPP Law School, 2010
  • LL.B., BPP Law School, 2009
  • M.A., Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, 2008
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