James Le Gallais
James is a qualified barrister with experience and expertise in multi-jurisdictional allegations of commercial fraud and emergency interim remedies.
- Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
Since joining Peters & Peters in 2012 from the Bar, James has worked on a series of high value and profile commercial disputes, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. His cases have included a number of long running connected fraud claims in the Commercial Court that are subject to Kazakh law and have an aggregate value of over US$400 million, internal investigations on behalf of major city financial institutions which included obtaining emergency freezing and disclosure orders, and acting in connection with one of the first administration orders made in respect of an investment bank under the Special Administration regime introduced after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. His previous experience as a barrister allows him to work seamlessly and efficiently with external counsel teams.
James was called to the Bar in 2005, and practised for six years from chambers in London’s Inner Temple. His work as a barrister encompassed a wide range of commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on commercial fraud and insolvency related claims. As an independent barrister, James has experience of obtaining freezing orders and other emergency injunctive relief, both as sole counsel and as part of a team.
James has presented seminars on topical matters relevant to his practice for the INN Group, and is an active member of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats), sitting on the Commercial Fraud, Litigation and International Arbitration Commissions.