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James BowlingYear of Call 1999

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James Bowling is recommended in the directories as a leading junior in the field of construction. Comments include:


James Bowling has a general commercial practice with particular expertise in:

James is also a member of Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong – a multi-national office specialising in international arbitrations seated in Hong Kong and in the wider Asian area.

Construction and engineering

James's construction and engineering practice encompasses the full range of construction disputes. 

He appears regularly in the TCC and in domestic arbitrations. He also has extensive experience of adjudications, both acting in adjudications, as well as in the TCC in relation to enforcement and jurisdictional issues. He has been involved in a number of the leading reported cases on adjudication enforcement. James's practice also encompasses construction-related professional negligence disputes. Previous and current clients include major contractors, development firms, as well as private clients and a range of construction professionals.

Energy & International Arbitration

James has acted in a number of energy related disputes (including a major ICC dispute over the BTCC pipeline in Turkey) as well as for clients in HKIAC and LCIA arbitrations.

Commercial law

James is regularly instructed in general commercial disputes, and he has particular experience in relation to freezing orders and other forms of injunctive relief. He is often sought and instructed in relation to cases which have a cross-over between construction and commercial law, including cases involving issues related to insolvency law and directors' duties.

Banking and finance

James has significant experience in banking and finance disputes, including trade and purchase finance, invoice discounting and factoring. He advises regularly on general financial disputes as well as those involving specific issues of banking law. He has appeared on behalf of the trade finance departments of several major banks and commercial finance houses and is regularly instructed in relation to asset-based lending disputes.

His banking and finance practice covers all associated areas such as commercial fraud and he advises regularly on the taking and enforcement of all forms of security, in particular guarantees and indemnities.


James is regularly instructed in cases with an insolvency aspect. He has appeared in the Companies Court on numerous occasions and he has particular expertise on advising and representing clients in construction and commercial disputes where there is an insolvency aspect. Recent instructions include a cross-border dispute regarding a sale and purchase of shares relating to a Hong Kong listed company operating mining licences in Tajikistan


BA (Oxon) Modern History
Dip Law (City)


TECBAR approved Adjudicator

Public Access

Qualified to undertake Public Access work


Consulting Editor, Lexis PSL Construction

Contributing author of LexisNexis online Adjudication KnowHow

Secretary, Society of Construction Law

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