James Petkovic

Counsel, Harneys

James Petkovic is a Counsel in the Dispute Resolution team of Harneys, Westwood & Riegels LP based in Road Town, Tortola. He works on litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as providing general legal advice on a range of commercial topics. He formerly practised as a Barrister at One Essex Court, London where he retains a tenancy. He has been involved in a number of arbitrations conducted under the LCIA and other rules, including multi-billion dollar arbitration proceedings administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague and, separately, acting on behalf of the UK Government in ad hoc proceedings in England. He has also acted (as sole Counsel) on behalf of a bank in LCIA proceedings resulting in an award in excess of US$20m. In the BVI, he has regularly advised on the BVI IAC rules and is a co-author of a chapter in an up-coming arbitration publication on expedited procedures in offshore arbitration.