James McGlaughlin

International Associate

James McGlaughlin is an International Associate in the Mexico City office with a practice focusing on international arbitration and corporate law matters.

Mr. McGlaughlin has been a key member of the Curtis team representing sovereign states and state entities in international disputes, primarily in investor-state arbitrations conducted under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and United National Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). With respect to corporate matters, Mr. McGlaughlin's practice has included advising clients in the oil and gas sectors.

Prior to joining Curtis, Mr. McGlaughlin trained and worked at a top-tier London law firm for nine years, where he advised on a range of matters including tax and corporate re-structuring and trust and estate disputes. Following his relocation to Mexico City, Mr. McGlaughlin volunteered as a lawyer at a local NGO, Justicia Juvenile Internacional, and is currently undertaking a part-time and long-distance Master of Laws through the Queen Mary University of London in International Dispute Resolution, with a specific focus on commercial and investment treaty arbitration.





Queen Mary University of London, LL.M (ongoing)

BPP Law School, LPC, with distinction

University of Bristol, LL.B with honours

Admitted to Practice

England & Wales


Law Society of England and Wales

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

ICCA Young Arbitrators Forum