- Senior Managing Director, Head of France Economic Consulting
- Economic & Financial Consulting
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- B.A., (first class honours), Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Oxford
- M.A., Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
- CFA® Charterholder
- Member of the CFA Institute
- Cross-border Litigation
- Economic Consulting
- Expert Testimony
- International Arbitration
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James Nicholson is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He is a member of the Economic and Financial Consulting practice and is based in Paris. James founded and leads FTI Consulting’s 25-strong Paris disputes and investigations team and coordinates the firm’s International Arbitration practice in the EMEA region. James is a CFA charterholder, and holds degrees in economics and public policy; his work primarily involves issues of the identification and valuation of lost profits, and the valuation of businesses, financial assets including shareholdings, and other assets, and of wasted costs.
James is President of the Standing Committee of the ICC’s International Centre for ADR, which advises the Centre in the application of the ICC’s Expert Rules.
James was identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration as one of the 5-10 ‘Most Highly Regarded Individuals’ in Europe in its 2015, 2016 and 2017 rankings of more than 160 expert witnesses active in commercial arbitration. Over the years this survey has described James as “the best-regarded” expert, “the most respected expert”, “first class”, and “outstanding”. James has been listed in this survey, and the related surveys published by Who’s Who Legal, since their inception in 2010.
James has testified before commercial and investment treaty tribunals on 25 occasions. An ICC tribunal recently awarded a claimant more than $500m based on the damages testimony of James and a colleague.
James was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study for a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and was awarded first class honours in his BA from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.