James Nicholls is a senior M&A and corporate lawyer who assists domestic and foreign companies in successfully implementing inorganic value solutions to difficult problems. James has particular experience in complex, cross-border and contested M&A transactions, IPOs, secondary equity fundraising, and in successfully assisting boards of directors in respect of transactions subject to significant regulatory oversight.
James is included in the Best Lawyers’ list for M&A and Corporate Law.
James has co-founded the M&A course at the UWA Law School and the "Corporate Control Forum", a thought-leadership event on M&A related business and legal matters convened in partnership with the UWA Business and Law Schools.
James is a member of the Business Law Section of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia and a recipient of a Lawyer's Weekly "30 under 30" award in the field of M&A.
- Business Foundations, Wharton, 2016
- Learning to Lead, INSEAD, 2013
- Commercial Contracts (Master of Laws), University of Melbourne, 2011
Company Takeovers (Master of Laws), University of Melbourne, 2010
Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia, 2007
Bachelor of Arts (Politics), University of Western Australia, 2004
My latest insights
DLA Piper advises Technology Metals on its AUD217 million merger with Australian Vanadium
26 September 2023 .2 minute read
DLA Piper advises Strike Energy on its AUD142 million acquisition of Talon Energy
14 August 2023 .2 minute read