D: +64 9 970 4806
M: +64 27 309 2527
James has a broad practice with a particular focus on the areas of mergers and acquisitions,
structuring, commercial contracts, financing, franchising, private wealth and dispute resolution.
He holds a BCom/LLB with a major in finance from the University of Auckland and was admitted
as a barrister & solicitor in 2007.
James provides a practical approach to help facilitate transactions or resolve disputes.
His priority is to quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of his client’s circumstances to
enable him to offer the best possible advice.
Examples of his recent work include:
Acted for vendors and purchasers in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses
Acted for trustees in connection with challenges to their suitability to be trustees
and issues as to the capacity of the appointer to appoint such trustees (High Court and Court of Appeal)
Acted for New Zealand entities in connection with their expansion into China
Advise one of New Zealand’s largest exporters in connection with commercial contracts,
structuring and corporate matters
Acted for shareholders in connection with shareholder disputes, exit
strategies and claims arising in equity and under sections 149 and 174 of
the Companies Act 1993 (High Court and Court of Appeal)
Advise one of New Zealand’s most recognised franchisors in connection with structuring,
franchise documentation and enforcement
Acted for financial institutions, lenders, borrowers and promoters in connection with
financial accommodation (both debt and equity)
Acted for trustees and beneficiaries on a range of issues relating to entitlements,
governance, administration, resettlements, variations and reorganisations
Phone: 09 379 3163
Fax: +64 9 379 3164
63 Fort Street
PO Box 1382
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