James has experience across a broad spectrum of legal issues affecting the investment funds industry. He specialises in private equity and hedge fund formation and represents a diverse client base. He also works extensively with private equity and hedge fund managers, and their onshore counsel, advising on structuring, on-going maintenance and transactional issues, as well as advising fund service providers and investors. James is also a regular speaker at various industry events.
James joined Maples and Calder in 2010 and was elected as a partner in 2014. James gained significant onshore experience as a senior associate in the Investment Funds team of the Hong Kong office of Sidley Austin where he worked extensively with corporate, partnership and LLC vehicles. Before that he was a senior associate with Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney. James has been recommended as a leading funds lawyer for consecutive years in IFLR1000, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific and Legal 500. He has also been ranked in Chambers Global.
University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
University of Sydney, Masters of Laws
2002 - Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia (practising as an Australian solicitor in Hong Kong only)
2009 - Admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
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