James Murray is a partner in the Singapore office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group. He has been based in Singapore since 2006 and was previously resident in the firm’s New York and Tokyo offices.
Primary Focus & Experience
James focuses on representing parties in the development and financing of power, oil and gas, mining, telecoms and other infrastructure projects. He also has extensive experience in structured and acquisition financings, restructurings and M&A. He has particular expertise in multi-sourced financings, including those involving export credit agencies and multi-lateral institutions.
James has advised clients on an extensive range of projects and financings across Asia, including in Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Lao PDR, Pakistan, China, Mongolia and Australia.
Recognition & Accomplishments
James is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer for project & infrastructure in Singapore and Indonesia by the latest edition of Chambers Asia with market commentators identifying him as "one of the most influential projects lawyers in Asia". He is also ranked as a leading projects & infrastructure and banking & finance lawyer in Asia-Pacific by Chambers Asia, Chambers Global and is a recommended projects & energy lawyer in the latest edition of Asia Pacific Legal 500. In 2016 James was named by Who’s Who Legal among the top 20 notable Project Finance practitioners globally. James is also named amongst the “Best of the Best – Global” for Project Finance by Euromoney’s Best of the Best in Project Finance Global Guide (1 of 30 top practitioners globally) and has also been selected as a world's leading attorney in Project Finance by Euromoney's Banking, Finance and Transactional Expert guide. In the last four year’s alone, James has led on project finance transactions that have won a total of 17 deal of the year awards from leading industry publications.
- Monash University Faculty of Law, LL.M., 1999
- University of Melbourne, B.Com, 1995
- University of Melbourne, LL.B., 1995
- England and Wales
- New York
- Supreme Court, Victoria, Australia