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James Nicholls

James Nicholls


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.

Professional QualificationsBarrister and Solicitor of the High Court of AustraliaBarrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • 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