James trained and qualified at a major international law firm before joining Baker McKenzie in July 2017.
James has completed two secondments at a tier one global bank, sitting in its trade finance legal team. He has also spent time in Dubai, gaining experience in Sharia-compliant financing structures.
James advises lenders, borrowers and sponsors as a general banking lawyer. He has particular focus on trade and commodity finance, including in full and limited recourse receivables financing, supply chain financing and borrowing base facilities.
Representative Legal Matters
Acting for a Canadian infrastructure fund on the refinancing of its acquisition of a portfolio of residential and commercial solar power systems in the UK.
Advising the 13 bank lender syndicate in relation to the 2017 EUR 4.5 billion acquisition of the Ista group (one of the world’s leading energy efficiency providers) by a joint venture between CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited.
Acting for a major European football club on a buyer-centric receivables financing.
Advising a European bank on a bank guarantees issuance facility covering obligations under gas transportation agreements.
Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in relation to a Sinosure covered equipment financing, and commercial facility, to a large Bangladeshi corporate borrower.
Acting for a UK clearing bank on a USD 300 million LC issuance facility made available to a major Asian airline.
Advising a major trade finance bank on its template supply chain finance documentation.
Acting for a UK clearing bank on a multi-jurisdictional trade instruments due diligence exercise.
Acting for a bank on a multi-jurisdictional supply chain finance due diligence exercise.
- United Kingdom~United Kingdom (2013)
- University of Cambridge (BA Honors, History)
- BPP (Post Graduate Diploma in Law)
- BPP (Legal Practice Course)