James Johnson | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 James Johnson
 James Johnson

James Johnson

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 2167

E jajohnson@whitecase.com


James is an associate in the London office Real Estate Practice with a broad experience and an international practice spanning jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. James advises in relation to real estate investment acquisitions and disposals, the property aspects of corporate, project finance and private equity transactions, property financing, landlord and tenant work, real estate management and cross-border transactions.

James has a particular focus on data centres and advises developers, service providers and occupiers in relation to this highly specialised asset class.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales


  • LPC, Nottingham University
  • BA, Oxford University


  • English


Real Estate

Digital Realty in relation to Project Cheetah – the acquisition of eight high quality, carrier-neutral data centres across Europe in a deal worth in excess of US$874 million (2016)

Harrods in relation to their US$1.3 billion real estate financing of Harrods department store (2015)

Data4 Group on one of the largest commercial data centre agreements to ever be completed in Italy (2014)

Oaktree Capital Management on its acquisition of The Serviced Apartment Company (Saco) (2014)

Better Capital on its acquisition of Walkabout bars (2014)

Deutsche Bank in connection with its real estate financing of Virtus IMH Limited for ongoing capex works relating to its data centres and an associated corporate acquisition (2014)

Deutsche Bank in connection with its real estate financing of the development of a central London data centre by Volta Data Centres (2013)

Digital Realty on its acquisition of the Sentrum portfolio for approximately US$1.1 billion (2012)

Digital Realty on its £200m-plus acquisition, development and leasing of the largest data centre campus in Europe, in Crawley (ongoing)

Digital Realty on its acquisition and leasing of its European and Asian data centres (ongoing)

London Stock Exchange, in relation to its real estate portfolio and related transactions (ongoing)

Corney & Barrow Bars, ongoing, in relation to their UK property portfolio (ongoing)

Numerous high profile data centre end users with respect to their occupation of third party data centre facilities (ongoing)