MacLachlan, James E.
James E. MacLachlan
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Biography
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.
Admissions
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1981)
Education
  • College of Law at Guildford (L.S.F.) (1979)
  • Oxford University (St. John's College) (B.A.) (1978)
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
Previous Offices
  • Chicago