James Fidler practices commercial litigation with a particular focus on civil fraud, asset tracing, and injunctive relief. He frequently acts for both corporations and high net worth individuals in multijurisdictional disputes including English High Court proceedings, offshore proceedings, and arbitrations conducted under the LCIA rules.
His recent experience includes advising the Bin Mahfouz family on its US$50m asset tracing investigation against Muhaned El-Rashid, in which worldwide freezing orders, search orders, and asset disclosure orders were obtained; an Emirati bank in an action brought in aid of foreign proceedings in which worldwide freezing orders were obtained in the United Kingdom and against Chabra defendants in the BVI; a prominent Saudi businessman in relation to fraud proceedings and a freezing order brought against him in the United Kingdom; a multijurisdictional dispute in relation to a joint venture for the redevelopment of a Caribbean island; advising BVI liquidators of a large limited partnership in relation to its dissolution and corollary litigation; and various defamation and intellectual property claims.
Arcadia Petroleum pursues fraud proceedings against former directors
Jones Day represents Arcadia Petroleum Limited, a regulated crude oil trading company based in London (and other companies of its corporate group), in connection with ongoing High Court fraud proceedings brought by the Arcadia Group against a number of its former directors and associated companies.
Sheikh Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz secures committal order in culmination of €35 million asset tracing litigation
Jones Day successfully represented Sheikh Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz and his family in proceedings against Mr. Muhaned Farid Mahmoud El-Rashid.
Investment manager bids for portfolio of Dutch commercial real estate loans
Jones Day advised an investment manager on its bid for a portfolio of non-performing multiborrower (all German funds) Dutch law loans secured by Dutch commercial real estate being sold by FGH Bank N.V.
Paperlinx sells off its business and assets
Jones Day is advising Matthew Smith and Neville Kahn of Deloitte LLP in their capacity as joint administrators of various UK Paperlinx companies.
Whitgift Centre Croydon sold to Westfield/Hammerson joint venture
Jones Day advised FTI Consulting LLP on their appointment as receivers over the Whitgift Centre in Croydon and on its subsequent sale to a Westfield/Hammerson joint venture for an undisclosed sum.
- BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2014; Graduate Diploma in Law with commendation 2013); University of Oxford (M.St. in Religious Studies 2012); University of Edinburgh (M.A. in Divinity with first class honours 2010)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- The Lawyer Awards 2015 — Winner, Corporate Team of the Year