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James Kinsley

Maples and Calder Dubai
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James has experience of international capital markets and corporate finance transactions, and advises on all aspects of banking, fund financing, aircraft financing, Islamic finance and corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganisations.  James also has extensive experience of derivatives and structured finance matters including structured credit transactions (from synthetic CLOs to total return swaps), equity financing transactions (from pre-IPO financings to share backed financings) and structured commodities transactions.  James has been a speaker for both ISDA and ASIFMA.

Professional Background

James joined the Dubai office of Maples and Calder in 2014.  Prior to that, he worked with another law firm in the Cayman Islands, with Clifford Chance LLP in London and with Allen & Overy LLP in both 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.

Bar Admissions

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

Areas of Expertise


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