James is counsel in the Firm's London office. 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.
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.
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investors and Greycoat on their acquisition of a premium office building in City of London from RBS and connected joint venture arrangements.
Blue Horizon Investors in connection with its acquisition of a commercial real estate asset located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, known as Blaak16 for €65 million (2018) and its acquisition of 10 Hammersmith Grove, a marquee commercial mixed use property located in London for £112 million (2017).
Digital Realty on its acquisition of eight datacentres from Equinix, Inc.
IO Data Centers, LLC, a data center services company which provides colocation and cloud services to businesses and governments worldwide, in connection with its sale of its UK Data Centre Groups to Equinix (UK) Limited.
Local Pension Partnership on the demerger of its investment in a shared ownership social housing joint venture.
Crescendo Real Estate Partners in its investments (by way of joint venture) in UK healthcare businesses.
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.
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.
GSO Capital Partners on its exit from the Miller Homes investment.