James has a broad range of commercial real estate experience, with a particular focus on energy and real estate finance.
James is an associate in our Real Estate Practice, based in London.
James has significant experience in real estate transactions in the energy and resources sector, including acting in relation to anaerobic digestion plants, solar sites, battery storage facilities and mining sites. James has acted in particular for developers, energy producers and investors dealing with a range of aspects including site options, project leases, bespoke licencing arrangements and financing.
James also has experience dealing with real estate finance in a range of sectors, both as part of acquisitions and on refinancing, acting for both borrowers and lenders.
In addition to these sectors, James works closely with clients across the full range of their commercial property requirements including acting on acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters (including clients' on-going lease management), development sites and office lettings. This experience covers a range of practice areas including industrial, housing, retail and energy sectors. James also has substantial experience in the real estate aspects of corporate transactions. This includes assisting clients with their property due diligence for various sectors and types of transactions (including share and asset purchases), and with a full spectrum of due diligence requirements from high-level 'red-flag' reports, to in-depth property investigation.
James also spent a secondment with a client in-house assisting with their financial provisions for their portfolio of real estate assets.