Driven and prolific, James Stewart is a leading M&A and ECM practitioner, with a focus on public company takeovers, including hostile and competitive bids and proceedings before the Takeovers Panel, private M&A deals, equity capital markets and private equity.

James currently sits on the Australian Government's Takeovers Panel. The federal government body with sole jurisdiction for public company takeovers. 

He has experience of acting on a number of high profile, complex cross-border transactions with significant experience on transactions in the Asia-Pacific region.

James is noted for his in-depth knowledge of corporate law, impressive turnaround and accessibility to clients.