James is a Partner in Osborne Clarke's banking and finance practice. He leads a full-service ABL team specialising in receivables finance, asset-based lending, specialty finance and trade finance.
James advises a broad range of national and international clients primarily from the financial services sector. He acts for lenders, including clearing banks, challenger banks, independent ABLs, specialist lenders, other non-bank and alternative lenders, agents and account banks as well as advising corporate borrowers.
James acts on bilateral, syndicated and cross border transactions, focusing on front-end structuring and execution and extending to portfolio management issues, product development and compliance plus advising on restructurings and downside scenarios. He has particular expertise in relation to invoice finance, other forms of receivables financing, working capital products, borrowing base facilities, non-recourse structures and supplier and supply chain finance.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I help lenders and borrowers with asset-based funding solutions. I support clients, from FinTechs and other start-up disruptors adopting transformative platform technologies through to more established multi-national businesses, with their requirements for flexible and creative financing to fuel growth as well as meeting day-to-day working capital needs.
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Advised Berry Bros. & Rudd on £52m asset based lending facilities provided against inventory and real property.
Advised Leumi ABL in relation to a structured senior and ABL transaction for facilities totalling £74m with Argent Foods Group.
Advised SellersFunding, a New York headquarted FinTech, on a £19m debt financing to fund growth of the company's loan book in the UK. Read more >
UK asset based lender
Advised a UK asset based lender on £8.1m combined ID and P&M facilities and the associated restructuring of an insulation products and civil engineering solutions business.
Non-recourse receivables purchase facilities
Advising a number of corporate clients on non-recourse receivables purchase facilities including arrangements to achieve off-balance sheet treatment.
Close Invoice Finance
Close Invoice Finance in respect of facility provided to Outsource UK as part of a management buyout.
Close Invoice Finance
Close Invoice Finance in respect of an asset based lending facility provided to a UK-based manufacturing group to facilitate an acquisition and ongoing working capital requirements.
Leumi ABL in relation to a structured senior and ABL deal for facilities totalling £74m with Argent Foods Group.
Silicon Valley Bank (UK Branch)
Silicon Valley Bank (UK Branch) on a DKK186m facility to a leading Danish factoring and working capital provider.
Paragon Bank PLC
Paragon Bank PLC on a £25m borrowing base facility secured over unregulated receivables for a bridging and property finance provider.
Silicon Valley Bank (German Branch)
Silicon Valley Bank (German Branch) on a US$60m debt facility to finance the purchase of receivables provided to a subsidiary of Modifi (a Berlin-headquartered, trade finance focused FinTech).
A main market listed UK-based PLC in respect of £70m asset based lending facilities comprising of receivables and inventory facilities provided to UK, US and Belgian based group members.
Availability of working capital remains a priority for SMEs in 2022
ABL and receivables financing set to provide a working capital lifeline for businesses coming out of lockdown
With lockdowns forcing many businesses to cease or radically alter their trading, Covid-19 has had a particular impact on businesses'...