Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Cross-Border Investment Regulation
Having previously been based in both London and in Asia, his practice centres around a broad range of multi-jurisdictional corporate and commercial matters with a focus on EMEA and APAC mergers, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, including connected regulatory (SEC, FTC, CFIUS) and antitrust (U.S., EU and Asian) filings. James’ expertise in Asia is particularly strong, having been based there for over 13 years. His exposure extends across all major industry sectors and his extensive experience is publicly acknowledged by key independent directories with him “favoured […] for his prowess in cross-border transactions.” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2017) and ranked as “Highly Regarded” for M&A (ILFR 1000 United States 2018, 2019).