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James is a corporate associate in the Firm's London office. He advises on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, disposals, joint ventures, corporate finance and equity capital markets.
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.
Oaktree Capital Management, a leading global alternative investment management firm, 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.
Digital Realty on its acquisition of eight datacentres from Equinix, Inc.
Trafigura and Mubadala Development Company on certain mining joint investment projects.
Strategic Value Partners on two shipping joint ventures.
Norilsk Nickel on the divestment of its African nickel assets.
ICBC on its acquisition of the global markets business of Standard Bank plc.
Mid Europa Partners on the restructuring of its interests in a Hungarian telecom asset.
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.
IHI Corporation, a Japanese industrial group listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, on its agreement to acquire the Ionbond group, a worldwide leader in advanced coatings and coating equipment headquartered in Switzerland, from majority shareholders Barclays Ventures and Credit Suisse AG and other minority shareholders.
GSO Capital Partners in its equity investment in The Miller Group Limited, the UK's largest private housebuilder, and associated joint venture arrangements with the other shareholders in the company.
Middle Eastern oil and gas clients on their UK and international acquisitions and divestments.