James is an associate in the Firm's Private Equity Group and focuses on private equity acquisitions and equity investments. He has experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, including private equity, international M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations.
James joined the private equity team in June 2019 having trained at White & Case, and having spent six months on secondment in the Firm's Corporate M&A team in the Hong Kong office.
Representative transactions include advising:
The Smithfield Group (as the investment manager of the Fairfield Partnership) on its sale of Innovia (a specialist label, packaging and security supplier) to CCL Industries, a listed Canadian corporate.
Rhône Capital LLC, on its acquisition of ASK Chemicals GmbH from Ashland Inc. and Clariant.
Petroleum Equity LLP, on the implementation of its management incentive plan.