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James leads our team in Jersey as the Office Managing Partner and he specialises in all areas of offshore corporate law with a focus on public and private M&A (including regulatory aspects), Fund and Real Estate Finance and Debt and Equity Capital Markets.

As a Partner in the Corporate Team, he is known for his pragmatic and commercial approach that delivers legal excellence. Clients describe James as a “focused, dynamic and solution-driven” partner, who is “easy to deal with and quick at turning things around.”

Before qualifying as a barrister and as a Jersey advocate, James worked at Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro and at Hemmington-Scott in London as a broker and Investment banker and as Head of Treasury and Banking.

He is committed to diversity and inclusion, driving change, and highlighting the importance of addressing biases. He initiated a live stream webinar forum to get people talking about the issues and actively supports events and initiatives that promote mental health and wellbeing.


  • Oaknorth
  • Varde
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • Lone Star
  • Credit Suisse
  • SVB
  • Deutsche Bank

Work Highlights

  • Acting for Deutsche Bank AG London as lead arranger in connection with the BVI, Jersey and Mauritian aspects of the US$600,000,000 bond issue by Severn Energy together with further participations by Vitol SA, Ashmopre Group and a syndicate of African banks headed by FBN Capital.
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs International in relation to its c.€300 million financing of the acquisition of Telecable by Zegona.
  • Acting for HSBC Bank Plc, Project Trafford £1 billion financing of Cinven’s acquisition of CPA Global.


James is recognised by Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR1000.

“Commended for his ‘practical advice’, ‘availability’ and ‘excellent responses’.”Chambers

“Leading lawyer.”IFLR1000

“Displays great knowledge.”Legal 500

Coverage & Insights

James has contributed to numerous publications, enjoys presenting at conferences and seminars, and participates in a range of industry steering and consultation groups.

Qualifications & Education

James qualified as a barrister in 1996 and has been a Jersey advocate since 2005.

  • University of Bristol (England)


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