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


Kartesia/ Firstcom

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.

Focus Group

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.

Woodall Nicholson

Advised the mandated lead arrangers on the financing package provided to Rutland Partners for the acquisition of the Woodall Nicholson Group of companies.