James has advised in respect of numerous fund-related transactions for some of the most active and sophisticated market participants in the world, with individual investment sizes ranging from US$10 million to over US$1 billion.

His transactional experience includes primary and  secondary transactions, as well as managed accounts, stapled secondaries, secondary directs and "GP for hire" arrangements.

James has a particular passion for representing development finance institutions and, in this regard, regularly represents members of the DFI community (both individually and as syndicates) in respect of their investment activities.

James has advised in respect of some of the largest fund-related transactions of their type, including one of Europe's biggest non-syndicated secondary deals (transferring over US$1 billion of commitments in over 40 different funds, managed by 17 leading asset managers).

He has also acted on the establishment of a number of large (US$250 million to US$800 million) separate account arrangements with some of the most renowned fund management firms in the world.

James has acted for a full range of sponsors of closed ended investment funds, from leading, established sponsors with fund commitments in excess of US$1 billion, to start-up funds with commitments of US$10 million.

His clients on both the investor and sponsor side have included organisations based all over the world, from established markets such as North America and Europe, through to the Middle East and emerging markets including Africa and India.