International Arbitration Lawyer James Barratt Joins O'Melveny

July 08, 2009

Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Andrea Rodeschini
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

LONDON ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced a significant addition to its London dispute resolution team, with international arbitration lawyer James Barratt joining as counsel.

Barratt has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitrations under all leading arbitral rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations at various seats. His practice focuses on international arbitrations concerning financial services, telecommunications, energy, aerospace and defence, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has appeared as the sole or joint advocate before several international arbitral tribunals, at numerous trials, and in a considerable number of applications before the English courts.

“We are delighted to welcome James to our practice,” said David Foster, head of O’Melveny's dispute resolution team in London. “He is a very high calibre lawyer with a proven track record in international arbitration. His recruitment will help to strengthen O’Melveny's growing reputation for international arbitration in London.”

Barratt, a barrister, was a tenant at a leading set of Chambers before joining Gary Born's international arbitration team at WilmerHale. He joins O’Melveny from Howrey.

“O’Melveny & Myers has a formidable reputation for representing clients in some of the most complex international arbitration cases in the world,” said Barratt. “I am delighted to be joining David Foster in strengthening O’Melveny’s growing presence in London.”

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