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James’ practice focuses on advising companies in the Energy and Infrastructure sector with their international energy investments.

Widely recognized as a leading energy lawyer, James advises clients on transactions in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and North America. He has extensive experience advising on the structuring and development of large-scale oil and gas projects, LNG sale arrangements, and energy-related mergers and acquisitions. James also supports clients at the forefront of the energy transition, advising on the structuring of liquid hydrogen and green ammonia projects and product sale arrangements.


  • University of Bristol, 1996, Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours

  • England and Wales

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; previously served on the Board of Directors

Récompenses et distinctions

  • Ranked in Chambers UK for UK-wide Commodities: Derivatives & Energy Trading, 2022-2024, and for UK-wide Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2024
  • Ranked in Chambers Global for UK Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2024
  • Listed as Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 Global for United Kingdom, Project Development, M&A, 2023-2024 and for Japan Restructuring and Insolvency, M&A, and Project Development, 2022