James is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Private Equity in Chambers UK 2021 and is Highly Regarded for Private Equity in IFLR1000 UK 2021. Clients note that James “always thinks proactively about our requirements as a client”, earns praise “for his very strong and commercial legal advice” and “runs a great team and proactively covers all aspects of a deal”.
In collaboration with Weil’s Private Funds Group, the London Private Equity Infrastructure team won IJInvestor’s Best Legal Advisor 2020 Award for Energy & Infrastructure.
- Antin Infrastructure Partners on the sale of Kellas Midstream, the acquisitions of Sølvtrans, FirstLight, Westerleigh Group, the purchase of the CATS pipeline and associated infrastructure from first BG Group, and subsequently the stake from BP, CATS on the add-on of ETS
- Terra Firma on the sale of Parmaco to Partners Group
- AMP Capital on the acquisitions of The Regard Group, Care Management Group and ITS Technologies & Logistics
- OMERS Infrastructure in relation to the acquisition of its stakes in Thames Water and a number of syndications
- NIBC on the sale by auction process of Welcome Break Group to Applegreen plc and its renewables portfolio to Equitix
- iCON Infrastructure on the acquisitions of Choice Care Group, Nua Healthcare and Vanguard Healthcare Solutions
- THI Investments on the acquisitions of RE Panels SA, WJ Group and Corndel
- Crystal Palace Football Club on its sale and a number of subsequent matters
- Hannam & Partners on the acquisition and subsequent sale of MKM
- Liberty Global on a number of matters, including the acquisitions of Cablecom, Sport 1 and Zone Vision Networks
- Cabot Square Capital on a number of matters including the auction sale of Signature Senior Lifestyle
- Magenta Partners on the acquisition and subsequent sale of Tag Worldwide and its investment in Payen
- Carlyle funds on the acquisition and subsequent sale of its White Tower Portfolio and Freeport and the acquisition of Bulgarian energy assets
- Limerston Capital on the acquisition of Crawford Scientific