James is a private equity lawyer and a member of our UK Executive Board. Clients value his commercial awareness and clear-thinking in difficult situations. James's focus is on domestic and crossborder private equity transactions, where he mainly works for institutional investors, investee companies and management teams.
James is recognised as a leading private equity lawyer in the UK. He works across the UK, EU and international private equity sectors, and is experienced with management buyouts and buyins, leveraged buyouts, and venture and development capital investments acting for institutional investors, management teams, and investee companies. James can help you with all your corporate transactions including M&A, joint ventures, refinancings and other special situation investment opportunities.In his capacity as a Board Director, James is responsible for a number of the firm's practice areas in the UK, including Corporate.
|Since 2017||Board Director, Taylor Wessing|
|2014 - 2017||Head of Private Equity, Taylor Wessing|
|2012 - 2014||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2003 - 2012||Partner, Jones Day|
|2002 - 2003||Partner, Gouldens|
|1996 - 2002||Associate, Gouldens|
|1994 - 1996||Trainee, Gouldens|
|1996||Admitted as a lawyer, England & Wales|
|1994||Legal Practice Course, College of Law|
|1993||Common Professional Exam, College of Law|
|1992||History degree, York University|
Advising The Roald Dahl Story Company on its sale to Netflix, Inc.
Advising LetterOne Technology on its investment into Upp to support Upp’s £1 billion broadband investment plans