Partner - Brisbane
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James has been in legal practice for 25 continuous years handling contentious matters before, during and following litigation especially involving banking, insolvency, turnaround, restructuring and corporate governance issues.
He routinely advises banks, other financial intermediaries, insolvency practitioners, creditors, Government Owned Corporations, publicly listed companies, boards, senior management and shareholders.
He has acted across a range of industries including electricity, water, agribusiness, earthmoving, chemical manufacture, retail, commercial and corporate banking and finance, property development, building supplies, aged care, food manufacturing, child care and pharmaceutical.
James is committed and accustomed to achieving commercial and realistic outcomes whether restructuring commercial arrangements, advising on debt forbearances, appointing receivers, enforcing securities, recovering debts, clawing back dissipated assets, advising in relation to voluntary administrations and deeds of company arrangements, defending or requisitioning board spills, handling shareholder disputes, conducting investigations, bringing or defending actions by liquidators, receivers, trustees in bankruptcy or acting in other commercial litigation.
James heads a team comprising 1 other partner, 1 special counsel, 3 senior associates, 2 solicitors and 1 graduate law clerk.