James Grandolfo


F +852-2840-0792

Hong Kong

30/F Alexandra House

18 Chater Road

Central, HK

T +852-2971-4848

F +852-2840-0792

James leads the Hong Kong office where he specializes in capital markets, M&A and private equity transactions. James has been based in Hong Kong since 2000 and has developed expert knowledge advising clients across all of Asia.

Primary Focus & Experience

James has over 20 years of experience advising clients in every major country in Asia. He represents issuers and investment banks in a variety of debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions, including high-yield, regulatory capital, corporate hybrids, Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions and SEC-registered offerings, privatizations and liability management transactions. Jim is highly active in the corporate space regularly advising clients on a variety of M&A, equity and leveraged finance transactions with particular focus on Southeast Asia. He also has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on offerings by sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities.

Recognition & Accomplishments

James is a top tier ranked lawyer in the Philippines and India by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 and Chambers Global, 2018. James also received strong editorial mentions in the latest edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 for his work in the Philippines and in the areas of Debt and Equity Capital Markets in Hong Kong. James is also listed as a leading lawyer in Hong Kong in Debt Capital Markets and Equity Capital Markets within IFLR 1000.

James is the vice-chair of the International Securities Law Committee of the American Bar Association as well as the co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong.

Additional Details
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • Hobart College, B.A.
  • New York