Drawing upon more than 25 years of extensive litigation experience, James Graham primarily specialized in high-stakes and strategic litigation, particularly in cases involving foreign laws and judgments.
Whether as a lawyer, arbitrator or chairman, Prof. Graham dedicated large part of his life to international arbitration
We took care of all international business traffic, be it contracts, their enforcement or litigation.
Likewise, we still advise and represent clients before international courts such as the ICJ, the IACHR or the Tribunal of the Sea, for instance.
For many years, we had advised and represented players and agents in disputes related to sport, in particular football and doping (international federations; CAS). Among his clients, one can mention Walter Gaitan (Argentina), Argemiro Veiga (Brazil), Carlos Salcedo (Mexico), Marcus Beasley (U.S.), Victor Ramos (Brazil), Jordan Sierra (Ecuador), etc. He was president of the Mexican Club of Football Law and the Mexican Academy of Sports Law.
As a panel member of the ICC, ICDR (AAA), Canaco, CAM, etc., James Graham has presided over various tribunals.
To date, all the awards issued have been confirmed by the judicial authorities.
As a litigant, he won a highly known case, in which two arbitral tribunals have been required. Currently, the saga continues with the arbitration initiated by the former defendant against the United Mexican States within the framework of the TLC-TMec.
A number of arbitrations were terminated early by obtaining a settlement agreement. Indeed, it is considered that the arbitral instance does not prevent the approach and an eventual agreement, in order to save time and expenses. As important as it is to be a "heartless" litigator in arbitration, it is also crucial to be an "open-arms" negotiator during the coffee break...