James Turner

Partner, London


‘James Turner is a rising star, running multi-jurisdictional M&A with a responsiveness and professionalism that is beyond his years.’
Legal 500 UK 2023


James is a partner within the EMEA private equity team in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and focuses primarily on private equity transactions. Prior to joining White & Case, James worked at a Magic Circle firm in London.

James has spent time on secondment with the legal team at Pfizer, the global pharmaceuticals company, and private equity sponsors Arle Capital and Smithfield.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
University of Law
University of Oxford


ADVANZ PHARMA, the global specialty pharmaceuticals company, on its sale by way of scheme of arrangement to Nordic Capital.

ADVANZ PHARMA, the global specialty pharmaceuticals company, on its acquisition of Correvio Pharma, the specialty pharmaceuticals company focused on European markets with a distribution network across the world.

Ober Scharrer Gruppe, a portfolio company of Nordic Capital,  on its acquisition of SpaMedica, the British ophthalmic surgery provider.

Alvogen on the sale of its Central and Eastern European business to Zentiva.

Bupa International Markets Limited, on its acquisition of Acibadem Sigorta, a Turkish health insurer.

Pure Safety in relation to the equity financing of its simultaneous acquisitions of two well-known US fall protection brands, Web Devices and Guardian Fall Protection.

Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm, on its sale of leading dental clinic DentalPro to international private equity firm BC Partners.

Cott Corporation (one of the world's largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors and based in Tampa, Florida) on its acquisition of Eden Springs (a leading European direct-to-consumer services provider that specializes in home and office delivery water, office coffee services and filtration) from Rhone Capital.

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.

Arle Capital on the IPO of its portfolio company, Parques Reunidos, a global theme parks and attractions business.

Castik Capital on the acquisition of Waterlogic, a global designer and operator of point-of-use water systems, and Angel Springs, a leading UK water cooler company.

Waterlogic Holdings Limited on the acquisition of the water cooler business of PHS.