James Claxton

Mediator, Arbitrator & Law Professor


James is a mediator, arbitrator, and law professor at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. He previously practiced international dispute resolution at law firms in Paris and was legal counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank in Washington.
  • CEDR and SIMI certified mediator
  • FCIArb Fellow
  • Qualified lawyer in Washington, D.C. and California (inactive)
  • Empaneled by mediation and arbitration institutions including AIAC, CIETAC, HKIAC, JIMC, JCAA, KCAB, SCIA, SIAC, SIMC, and THAC
  • Chair of an IMI working group on investor-state mediation
  • Active in mediator trainings
  • Regularly writes and speaks about international mediation and arbitration
Starts 10 Nov 2022
Led by James Claxton
Registration is €150
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This course provides a survey of mediation and conciliation involving States. The virtues of mediation are no less manifest in disputes with State parties. States, like businesses and people, have little to gain in protracted, adversarial proceedings that harm relationships with State and private partners. Yet disputes with States have distinctive features.

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