James has a passion for solving complex problems and applies himself in a considered and commercial manner to reach the best strategic outcomes for his clients. James’s respectful, calm and personable working style helps him deliver high-quality, concise and useful advice to his clients. He has been described by clients as “highly skilled, responsive, professional, hard-working and enjoyable to work with – we always felt we were in very good hands”, a “pure professional” and “a delight to work with”. One client noted that “it has been such a pleasure watching how skilfully [he was] able to move this, and I have learned a good deal on how ‘best-practice’ looks”.
James has significant domestic and international experience advising on a range of M&A transactions, particularly for private equity clients, across a range of industries. He has extensive experience advising clients on matters relating to cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, acquisition and fund structuring, shareholder and partnership arrangements (including management equity plans) and general corporate advisory matters.
James is a key member of Hamilton Locke’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Foreign Desk and New Energy and Carbon Markets team.
Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, James worked in London for six years in the M&A and Private Equity teams at US firms Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Winston & Strawn. James began his career at Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Cross-Border and Domestic Transactions; Private equity; Private M&A; Shareholder Arrangements; Corporate Advisory; Acquisition and Fund Structuring