James is the principal architect of Ogier’s Cayman funds practice and has operated in this market since 1991, forging strong links with managers and with funds partners at leading law firms in key onshore financial centres. He also has extensive experience in all types of general corporate and commercial law including the laws relating to large infrastructure projects in the Cayman Islands.
James is prominent in the Cayman Islands community and previously held a number of senior positions including:
- President of the Caymanian Bar Association
- Council member of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange
- Chairman of the Cayman Islands Special Economic Zone Authority
He is currently the Chairman of the Health Appeals Tribunal and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple of England and Wales as well as a Notary Public in the Cayman Islands.
James joined Ogier's Cayman office in 1991 and became a Partner in 1998. James has previously also worked in Ogier's Hong Kong office. He received his Bachelor of Law, with Honours, from the University of London in 1990.
James has also been recognised in the Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guides, 2017 and 2018, as an Expert in Investment Funds.
1992 - Cayman Islands
1991 - England and Wales (non-practising)
James is a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong