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James E. MacLachlan
James E. MacLachlan
Baker & McKenzie LLP

+ 44 20 7919 1935
+ 44 20 7919 1999

James MacLachlan is highly proficient in tax law. He is recommended as a leading practitioner in his field by various legal directories, including Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers, The Legal 500 and Global Counsel 3000. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association, the UK Taxation Committee of International Chamber of Commerce and the City of London Law Society. James is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Practice Focus

James advises on all aspects of UK corporate taxation for domestic and multinational corporations, as well as financial institutions. He routinely works on transactions involving equity and fixed income securities, structured finance, securitization, derivatives, FX/commodities trading and other capital markets transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a leading Australian investment bank on a range of capital markets transactions.
  • Advised a large US insurance group on a USD2 billion structured bond investment program developed by a leading UK investment bank.
  • Advised a US investment bank on its participation as arranger/investor in UK RMBS programs.
  • Advised a leading credit rating agency on UK CMBS programs and other structured financings.
  • Advised UK and foreign arranging banks on various commercial paper conduit structures.
  • Advised a leading French investment bank on emissions allowance monetization products.
  • Advised arranging banks and originators in various European trade receivables securitization transactions.
  • Advised major Middle Eastern investor on UK total return equity swap transactions.


England & Wales~United Kingdom (1981)


College of Law at Guildford  (L.S.F.) (1979)
Oxford University (St. John's College)  (B.A.) (1978)

Baker & McKenzie LLP, an English partnership, is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.
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We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

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We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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