James Pullen

Partner, London



James Pullen is a partner in our global Real Estate industry group based in London. He advises on real estate focused transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures and has experience in advising a full range of stakeholders across such transactions.

Before joining White & Case, James was an associate in the corporate finance team of a leading UK and international law firm. James has spent 13 months seconded to Vodafone working in their in-house legal department in the mergers and acquisitions team.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
University of Warwick


Representation of a sovereign wealth fund, in its acquisition of a 15% stake in GlobalConnect, a digital infrastructure business with fibre networks and data centres.

Representation of Colt Technology Services on the carve-out and subsequent sale of twelve data centres across its Europe portfolio to AtlasEdge, the recently formed joint venture between Liberty Global and DigitalBridge. The portfolio includes data centres in tier one and tier two markets across Europe, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Hamburg, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich.

Representation of Global Compute Infrastructure LP on its acquisition of ATM S.A, the leading data centre and communications infrastructure business in Poland, from a consortium of funds managed by MCI Capital, one of Poland's leading venture capital and private equity companies, and Mezzanine Management, an independent investment advisory firm.

Representation of Fenwick, the UK retailer on the sale of one of its national department stores located on New Bond Street in central London.

Representation of a middle east sovereign wealth fund on certain residential real estate investments and associated joint venture and financing arrangements

Representation of Goldman Sachs on a pan-European office portfolio disposal

Representation of Westmont Hospitality Group on investment in Italian hotel portfolio and associated management arrangements

Representation of Oaktree Capital Management on its sale of the SACO property portfolio, one of the UK’s leading providers of serviced apartments with an extensive network of properties around the world, to Brookfield Asset Management

Representation of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investors and Greycoat on their acquisition of a premium office building in City of London and connected joint venture arrangements and the subsequent disposal of the same

Representation of H/2 Capital Partners on its proposed acquisition of a UK healthcare business and connected restructuring of the same

Representation of Qatari Diar on the disposal of a luxury hotel interest

Representation of Digital Realty on its acquisition of eight datacentres from Equinix, Inc

Representation of Anchorage Capital Group on its entry into a 50/50 joint venture with Barratt Developments PLC, where the joint venture acquired certain shared equity loans from the Barratt group

Representation of GSO Capital Partners in its equity investment in The Miller Group Limited, the UK’s largest private house builder, and associated joint venture arrangements with the other shareholders in the company and its subsequent exit from the same