James is partner in Allen & Overy's Asia Pacific Funds & Asset Management group.
His practice focuses on clients active in private equity and other alternative assets, where he has a broad range of experience covering traditional fundraisings, secondary transactions, mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and capital markets transactions. He regularly guides clients in structuring funds and transactions to address a wide range of regulatory, tax and transactional issues.
James is recognised as a leading lawyer by the industry’s most prestigious legal publications, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global, Legal 500, and IFLR1000. He is particularly praised for his work within the secondary transactions market and is described by clients as “a very bright, commercial and reasonable lawyer who knows what's important and how to negotiate.” Chambers Asia Pacific 2021, Investment Funds (International Firms), China. One long-term client applauds him for being "very knowledgeable about the market." Chambers Asia Pacific 2022 Investment Funds, Greater China (International Firms).