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James Heller

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

James is a senior associate in our Corporate Group based in London. He principally advises clients in relation to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and corporate reorganisations.

James is one of the Firm's leading advisors with respect to warranty and indemnity insurance and related deal-risk products, advising clients on policy placements around the globe.

James has also spent time on secondment to Itochu Corporation in Tokyo and is a regular visitor to Japan.

Representative Legal Matters

Recent projects in which James has been involved include:

  • Advising L'Oréal on its EUR 1 billion disposal of The Body Shop to Natura Cosmeticos.
  • Advising Daimler Mercedes-Benz on its establishment of a joint venture with Via for the operation of an on-demand shared ride service in Europe.
  • Advising Daimler Mercedes-Benz on its acquisition of a c.10% equity interest in technology company, What3Words.
  • Advising FedEx on its acquisition of P2P Mailing Ltd, a UK-based leading provider of worldwide e-commerce transportation solutions.
  • Advising Cobham plc on the sale of its communications equipment maker, AvComm, and Wireless test businesses, to Viavi Solutions for USD 455 million.
  • Advising Vopak on the sale of its interests in the joint venture that owns Thames Oilport and Thames Enterprise Park.
  • Advising Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund on the divestment of its stake in Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (a French toll-road network) to two long term institutional investors.
  • Advising Fiera Infrastructure's global infrastructure fund, EagleCrest, on its acquisition of IslaLink, the Spain-based independent telecom fibre infrastructure platform.
  • Advising Itochu Corporation on its potential investment in Project RAPID, a refinery and petrochemical development in Johor State, Malaysia. Total investment for the PETRONAS-led project is approximately USD 27 billion.
  • Advising the management team of Audley Capital Advisors LLP on their purchase with Orion Mine Finance of two copper mines in Chile from Anglo American plc for an up-front cash consideration of USD 300 million, with potential additional consideration of up to USD 200 million.

Admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2013)

Education

  • College of Law at London (Legal Practice Course with distinction) (2010)
  • College of Law at London (Graduate Diploma Law with commendation) (2009)
  • University of Oxford (BA Theology Hons, Received University Exhibition Award and Undergraduate Academic Scholarship) (2008)

Languages

  • English

Previous Offices

  • Beijing
  • Tokyo