James Hope

Partner, Head of Litigation and Arbitration in Stockholm, Member of The Swedish Bar Association, Solicitor-Advocate, England and Wales

James Hope is a partner and Head of Vinge’s dispute resolution group in Stockholm. He is a dual-qualified Swedish Advokat and English Solicitor- Advocate, with over 20 years’ experience of dispute resolution, including 10 years’ experience from practising in London. He acts both as counsel and as arbitrator in international arbitrations, both in Sweden and abroad, and his recent cases have involved Swedish, English, Californian, Chinese, Russian, Italian and Finnish laws, amongst others. He is a guest lecturer at Stockholm, Uppsala and Edinburgh Universities. He is also a memberof the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Practice areas

Business sectors


Over 20 years experience of international arbitration:

  • Vinge, Stockholm, consultant 2006-2011, partner since 2012
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, London 2002-2007, counsel from 2005
  • 6 months secondment to Vinge, Stockholm 2000-2001
  • Simmons & Simmons, London 1996-2001
  • Simpson & Marwick WS, Edinburgh 1994-1996


  • Edinburgh University, LLB with distinction 1993, DipLP 1994
  • Christ’s College, Cambridge University, BA 1991, MA 1994 

Other Qualifications

  • Member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • Part-time lecturer, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Part-time lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
  • Member of the CIETAC panel list of arbitrators
  • Member of the Kuala Lumpur Regulation Centre for Arbitration panel list of arbitrators
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Publications on international arbitration and other legal matters


James Hope is considered by sources to be "very good in international arbitration" and is described by one as a "calm and clear and precise advocate. You can tell that when he speaks the tribunal really listens."- Chambers Global & Europe 2017

Head of department James Hope receives praise from clients, who describe him as a "very, very talented litigator." He represents clients in cases concerning compliance, corporate liability and anti-corruption, notably in the energy, IT and telecoms sectors. - Chambers Global & Europe 2016

Listed in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2016.

Listed in Euromoney's Expert Guides - Commercial Arbitration 2015 as "one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field."

James Hope "deals with complex disputes in a creative, well-organised and efficient manner, and is excellent in both written and oral advocacy," sources report. He is also highlighted for his background as an English solicitor and his expertise on international cases. - Chambers Global and Europe 2015

"James Hope combines extremely good legal assessments with outstanding negotiation skills. He is constructive in trying to find a solution," impressed clients say. He heads the Stockholm team. He is UK-qualified and frequently acts for British clients." - Chambers Global and Europe 2014