James Bridgeman SC
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
James Bridgeman SC, President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is a practising Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator and certified mediator. His practice, with a focus on civil and commercial litigation, international arbitration and ADR is based at the Law Library Dublin, Ireland and 4-5 Gray's Inn Square, London, UK .
He is a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators and conciliators nominated by the Irish government. He has received institutional appointments in international and domestic disputes from international institutions including WIPO (Geneva), ICC (Paris), CIArb (London), NAF (Minneapolis, MN) CAC (Prague), KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur) as well as Irish institutions including CIArb, the Construction Industry Federation, the Minister of State for Business and Employment, the Private Residential Tenancies Board, the Mental Health Commission. He is a member of the Property Services Appeal Board and formerly served as a member of the PRTB and as chair of the disciplinary committee of the Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants.
In 2010 he was appointed by DG Justice of the EU Commission to the expert group advising on the revision of the Brussels 1 Regulation and arbitration. In August 2014, he was appointed by the Central Bank of Ireland as a member of the quasi-judicial panel to carry out investigations of regulated entities under the Administrative Sanctions Procedure. In November 2014 he was appointed by the Council of the EU as a member of the panel of 15 arbitrators for the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation to the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Korea (Council Decision 2014/794/EU). On 8 December 2015, he was appointed by the Irish Minister of State for Business and Employment as a member of the statutory panel of Construction Contracts Adjudicators Panel.
He accepts appointments as a neutral, advocate and advisor and has been appointed arbitrator in over 300 arbitrations.