James Sargent


James Sargent
James Sargent is a partner in the Private Funds Group in Weil’s London office. He advises a wide range of global fund managers on the establishment and day-to-day operation of private investment funds, managed accounts and co-investment platforms across a range of strategies, including private equity, infrastructure, energy, real estate and credit. He also has extensive experience advising on fund manager M&A, GP stakes transactions, GP-led secondary transactions, fund restructurings and recapitalisations, along with executive compensation arrangements.

Clients for whom he has recently acted for include Actis, Argos Wityu, Bain Capital, Brookfield, CapMan, Castleforge, Cheyne Capital, Dalmore, Gyrus Capital, Infracapital, InfraRed, Oakley Capital, Patrizia, River & Mercantile and Victory Advisors.

James is listed as a “Leading Individual” for Private Funds and Real Estate Funds by Legal 500 and “highly regarded” by both Chambers and IFLR, as well as being previously named in private funds management’s “30 Under 40” List. James Co-Chairs Weil London’s Communities Committee and is a senior member of the Weil London ESG Steering Group.

Clients mention that “James Sargent is highly knowledgeable of market positions and key issues in respect of fund raising and acutely aware of specific investor requirements across a wide range of jurisdictions and sectors. He is very responsive in light of often extremely tight timeframes and has a strong understanding of critical points for our business”. Others remark that "he is technically an incredibly astute funds lawyer" who is "very commercial, very pragmatic and very outcome-oriented".

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