As the head of the Alternative Investments Group in London, James has an extremely broad practice covering international capital markets (EMTN and stand-alone), securitisations, derivatives and structured finance transactions acting for issuers, arrangers and investors on numerous listed and unlisted structured capital markets transactions across the full product spectrum, including synthetic transactions.
Primary Focus & Experience
James has considerable experience in relation to asset securitisation with a wide range of asset classes, including residential mortgages, commercial property, auto-loans, leases, consumer loans and swap receivables originated across Europe.
In addition, James has extensive familiarity with a full range of derivative documentation and practice, the development of new products and the use of collateral techniques to manage risk in derivative transactions. He has advised extensively in relation to the development of equity and credit derivative products as well as insurance-related derivatives, advising a number of leading financial institutions and end-users who are active in this area. James' practice also includes advising in relation to stock lending and repos, both in the domestic UK market and in international transactions.
Recognition & Accomplishments
He has been consistently recognised by Legal 500 for his expertise in securitisation and derivatives describing him as 'one of the most experienced partners in the market'.
- Guildford College of Law, LSF
- University of Exeter, LL.B.
- England and Wales