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Jim Holding

Managing Director

Aldersgate Holdings Limited

About
    Jim is the Managing Director of DLA Piper’s incubator vehicle Aldersgate Holding Company (wholly owned by DLA Piper) where he is responsible for the development of innovative solutions for DLA Piper clients.
    Jim is a Director of:
  • Aldersgate Funding Limited
  • Aiscension.AI Limited
  • Toko Limited
  • DLA Piper Business Advisory Pty Ltd
  • Enter Agora Limited.
    Since his appointment, Jim has successfully commercialised and launched-to-market and continues to operate:
  • Aldersgate Funding – Litigation funding for DLA Piper clients for large-scale dispute resolution, available on a global basis. (Based in London)
  • Aiscension.AI. – A ground-breaking AI platform that can review two million documents in a day and detect cartels. The AI can be trained to detect any breaches of regulatory systems. (Based in London)
  • TOKO – An innovative tokenisation platform that mints security tokens on blockchain for financial and non-financial products. (Based in Hong Kong)
  • DLA Piper Business Advisory – A legal/consulting solutions business that provides clients with an integrated end to end solution in SEG and Integrated M&A. (Based in Australia and Hungary)
  • Enter Agora – a virtual environment, designed to host any event or meeting and house any form of content. A few steps further from video conferencing, Enter Agora gamifies the experience of visiting an exhibition, attending a conference, or stepping into a boardroom. (Based in London)
    Prior to his Aldersgate role, Jim was the Country Managing Partner for DLA Piper Australia where he had practiced for many years as a leading corporate lawyer.
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Supreme Court of New South WalesSolicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

EXPERIENCE

  • Acting on behalf of a consortium in purchasing the Mineral Leases (Codrilla Project) from Macarthur Coal and Citic Coal
  • Acting on behalf of an energy company on its Australian corporate restructure 
  • Acting on behalf of a Queensland Government entity on the first tranche of the sale of Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal from Babcock & Brown Infrastructure to Brookfield Multiplex
  • Acting on behalf of a Queensland Government entity on the second tranche of the sale of Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal from Babcock & Brown Infrastructure to Brookfield Multiplex, including the scheme of arrangement and takeover
  • Acting for a Queensland Government entity on the long term lease of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
  • Acting on behalf of the state for the corporatisation of a major government business
  • Acting on behalf of a Queensland Government entity in the sale of Brisbane Markets
  • Acting for a multinational shipping company in the establishment of a joint venture entity and then the sale of the business to the joint venture entity
  • Acting on behalf of one of the world's largest resources companies in a commercialisation agreement with a research cooperative for the commercial exploitation of patents and intellectual property. This also involved negotiating option agreements, joint venture agreements, subscription agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Advising a potential purchaser of the Australian Defence Industries Limited on tendering and contractual issues regarding the Commonwealth Government sale process. Including a six week due diligence on contracts and intellectual property rights
Education
  • University of Queensland, Master of Laws
  • University of Queensland, Bachelor of Laws
  • University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration and Political Theory)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Chairman, Queensland Cricket Limited
  • Board of the Padua College Foundation

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