James leads the corporate team in Penningtons' London office. He joined the firm as a partner in 2011, having previously been a partner with a top 15 UK law firm. James trained and qualified at DLA Piper.
with over 12 years' experience, james has a broad range of corporate and commercial expertise and has advised on a wide spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including domestic and (many) cross-border m&a transactions, corporate restructurings and reorganisations and joint ventures. he travels often to the us and europe assisting start-ups and more established businesses expand into the uk. he also has a strong track record advising on private equity transactions, having acted for management teams and institutional houses on numerous mid-market private equity deals. his recent and historic clients include tate & lyle plc, bt global services, fujitsu-siemens, national grid plc, j o hambro capital management, nasdaq, montagu private equity, gresham and barclays.