James has extensive experience of international capital markets and finance transactions in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He advises on all aspects of structured finance, aircraft finance (including on- and off- balance sheet structures and aircraft portfolio securitisations), general banking, fund finance, Islamic finance and corporate transactions, including private equity co-investment platforms. James is also a specialist in derivatives transactions (from synthetic CLOs to total return swaps), equity derivatives transactions (from pre-IPO financings to share backed financings) and advises leading financial institutions on complex netting and collateral structures for both conventional and Islamic derivatives. James has been an author for the LMA and a speaker for both ISDA and ASIFMA.
James joined Maples and Calder in 2014 and became a partner in 2019. He previously worked in a front office role in the Global Capital Markets division at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and in the Derivatives and Structured Finance team at Allen & Overy in London and Hong Kong.
University of Bristol, UK, BSc (Hons), 2002
Professional / Civic Activities
James is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
2006 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (does not practise as an English solicitor)
2013 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
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