James Wilkes

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

James Wilkes is an associate in the Firm's global real estate industry group based in London.

James is a corporate lawyer and advises on real estate focused transactions, and has experience a wide variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, minority / majority structured investments, group reorganizations and corporate governance matters.

Before joining White & Case, James was an associate in the Corporate M&A team of a leading UK law firm, where he also trained.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
BA
University of Bristol
GDL
BPP University
LPC
BPP University
Languages
English

Experience

His representative experience includes:

Refinitiv – Advising Refinitiv and coordinating a multi-jurisdictional intra-group reorganisation prior to its $27bn sale from Blackstone and Thompson Reuters to LSEG.*

Charme Capital Partners – Advising Charme Capital Partners and Livingbridge on the sale of the Witherslack Group to Mubadala.*

Standard Life Aberdeen – Advising Standard Life Aberdeen on a joint venture with Investcorp to raise and manage an infrastructure fund in the middle east.*

GHO Capital – Advising GHO Capital on the auction sale of a majority stake of Quotient Sciences to Permira.*

Inspecs Group plc – Advising designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames, Inspecs Group plc, on its £140m IPO on London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.*

Golden Sachs – advising Golden Sachs on the sale of the multiple fund interests across two fund to Three Hills Capital Partners simultaneously.*

Private Equity Portfolio Companies – advising various private equity portfolio companies on equity injections, Intra Company loan restructurings and the appointment and removal of management.*

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.