James is an Associate within Hassans’ Corporate & Commercial Department.

James enjoys and continues to develop his corporate and commercial practice, largely advising US and European multi-nationals, family-offices and private equity firms. Since joining Hassans in 2015, James regularly advises on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial instructions, including group corporate structuring and maintenance, M&A, cross-border leveraged, equity and debt financing transactions, liquidations, joint-venture projects, and corporate governance matters.

Below are some noteworthy illustrations of recent work James has advised and assisted on:

  • Advising on all Gibraltar corporate and legal aspects in relation to a large scale ~USD 1 billion note issuance and corporate restructuring (including debt/equity swaps), of a large offshore drilling corporate group;
  • Advising an international online payment gateway company on the cross-border legal and equitable jurisdictional transfers of its respective business interests;
  • Leading on the Gibraltar aspects behind the re-structuring and subsequent winding-up of a global technology/software enterprises’ legacy structure; and
  • Advising and assisting in acting for the sole bookrunner in connection with a Gibraltar based company’s issuance of a EUR 58,000,000 bond listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

A graduate from the University of Surrey, James subsequently completed a specialist LLM Master’s Degree in Corporate Law at University College London (Distinction). During his studies, James spent a year working at the New York City Council as a legislative and policy analyst.

James is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, and was Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2014, and subsequently in Gibraltar in 2015.

Publications:
‘Institutional Investors and the Stewardship Code: An Analysis of why Institutional Investors do not Monitor or Engage’ International Company and Commercial Law Review, 2017 28(3), 107-114.