James is an experienced securities, funds and transactional lawyer, working in public/private and regulated/unregulated environments. During his career, James has worked on a myriad of transactions and financial products and offerings, from fixed interest and debt instruments through to hybrids, equities, structured products and derivatives.
James specialises in: M&A (including regulated takeover bids, capital reductions and buy-backs and private sale and purchases of companies and businesses); funds management (including structuring, establishment, offering and restructuring of unit trusts and other investment vehicles); equity capital markets; securities and financial services regulation (including licensing, compliance and disclosure obligations); joint ventures and start-ups; and advisory work on corporate governance matters and securities regulatory issues.
He is highly regarded for his knowledge and experience, as is demonstrated by his regular inclusion in peer reviewed leading practitioner lists such as Best Lawyers and Chambers Lawyers. James has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Equity Capital Markets Law, Funds Management, Investment Funds, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. In his entry in Chambers a client is quoted as saying: “He is a breath of fresh air – unflappable, knowledgeable, and I am always amazed at the amount of work he gets through. Outstanding.”
James’ recent experience includes acting for: