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.

‘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.