James is an acknowledged industry expert in superyacht and commercial shipping transactional work.
His practice concentrates on representing a global clientele comprising high net-worth individuals, major international shipowners, banks and other financial institutions, brokers, managers and private family offices.
James has extensive experience advising on a variety of complex cross-border projects and financing arrangements across the superyacht and commercial shipping sectors, which includes sale and purchases, construction and refit contracts, financings and re-financings, financing leases and lease rental structures, chartering, registration and ownership structuring.
James is recognised for his ability to deliver clear and pragmatic advice and is highly valued by his clients for his dedication and approachability, his pro-active and commercial approach and his ability to execute transactions smoothly and efficiently.
James was ranked in The Legal 500 Rankings 2022 where he was recommended as being “very highly regarded” and “able to explain risks and consequences in a way which is easy to understand”. He was also named as a “Rising Star” in the 2021 directory. James was also a principal contributor to the ‘Sale and Purchase of Second-hand Vessels’ chapter in the recently published fourth edition of the leading industry text.