James has extensive experience advising banks and debt funds on a wide range of financing options covering investment grade to highly leveraged products. He has a particular focus on acquisition and leveraged finance with exposure to both sponsor-backed transactions and corporate event-driven deals.
Prior to joining Osborne Clarke, James trained and spent the first seven years of his career at a Magic Circle firm, with six months on secondment to their banking team in Amsterdam. His experience also includes a 10 month secondment to a leading US bank.
James acts for a range of clients, including:
- Debt funds / alternative lenders
- Clearing banks
- Private equity sponsors
- Corporate borrowers
"James combines very strong technical skills with the ability to provide legal advice in concise, clear and understandable language. We have been very impressed with his work and would be delighted to continue to work with him in the future".
Advised Kartesia on a €29m senior financing to Firstcom Europe. The loan package was for the purpose of supporting Firstcom’s buy-and-build strategy and to refinance existing debt.
Advised Focus Group, a leading UK provider of communications and IT solutions, and its shareholders and management team, on a significant minority investment from Bowmark.
Advised the mandated lead arrangers on the financing package provided to Rutland Partners for the acquisition of the Woodall Nicholson Group of companies.
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