James Richards

Associate, London



James Richards is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. James is a member of the Private Equity team in London.

James focuses on private equity acquisitions, equity investments and joint ventures. He has also advised on a broad range of corporate transactions (including domestic, cross-border and global mergers and acquisitions) for both privately owned and public companies as well as management teams in relation to equity incentive arrangements.

James has previously spent 17 months in Stockholm working in both the White & Case office and a secondment to the legal department of Nordic Capital.

Prior to joining White & Case, James worked for an international law firm advising large corporates, family offices and private equity funds.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
University of Southampton
University of Law, Guildford


Representation of a key client on its sale of a 16-site real estate portfolio in the Netherlands, Finland and Poland to Cromwell European REIT

Representation of SIMEC on its acquisition of Green Highland Renewables, a hydroelectric power station developer and operator in Scotland, from Ancala Partners LLP*

Representation of SIMEC on its disposal of the Uskmouth Power Station to, and reverse takeover of, Atlantis Resources Limited (renamed SIMEC Atlantis Energy) and the linked fundraising required to raise funds for the conversion of the power station from coal to burn waste derived energy pellets*

Representation of Liberty House Group on its acquisition of various steel assets in the UK from Tata Steel UK Limited*

Representation of Liberty House Group on its acquisition of various aluminium smelters in Europe from Rio Tinto*

Representation of Dynagas on its joint venture with Sinotrans and CLNG in respect to the funding, building and operation of five LNG carriers for Russia’s LNG project in the Yamal peninsula*

Representation of Marcol as lead investor in setting up a structure with management to purchase and operate a series of petrol filling stations in Spain*

Representation of Native Land on their acquisition and development of various property portfolios within London* 

* Experience prior to joining White & Case 

Awards and Recognition

“The London offering focuses mainly on pan-European PE deals, US and Asian mandates are also common, as is emerging markets work.”
Tier 3 Private Equity (high value deals) UK Legal 500 2020