James specialises in a wide range of taxation matters.
His principal emphasis lies in four main areas: corporate tax, including company acquisitions and disposals, corporate reconstructions and private equity transactions; financial services and funds taxation; property tax, specifically inward investment; and employee benefits, including work on ESOPs, EMI schemes and approved/unapproved share incentive schemes.
James is admitted to practise in England and Wales
- Advising a leading UK investment manager on its conversion to an LLP, and related staff incentive arrangements
- Handling the complex tax aspects of a major restructuring for a leading management, systems and technology consultancy operating worldwide, involving a Court approved scheme of arrangement and return of capital
- Advising on the introduction of a bespoke share incentive scheme for a private equity backed trading group