James is a senior partner in the Corporate group in Sydney advising on funds related matters and mergers and acquisitions. He is an experienced corporate and transactional lawyer, working in the public and private, and regulated and unregulated environments.
His focus areas are:
Funds management including advising on the structuring, establishment, offering, and restructuring of unit trusts and other investment vehicles;
Securities and financial services regulation including licensing, compliance, and disclosure obligations;
Equity capital markets including advising on the documentation, and due diligence enquiries, for capital raisings such as IPOs, placements, and entitlement offers as well as on wholesale/institutional funding;
M&A such as regulated takeover bids, schemes, capital reductions and buy-backs, and private sale and purchases of companies and businesses;
Joint ventures and start-ups including the preparation of joint venture and shareholder agreements; and
Advisory work on corporate governance matters and securities regulatory issues.