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David James

David James - Partner


David is a Partner in the London Corporate & Commercial team.


Specialising in company and commercial work, David advises on many corporate issues including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, MBOs and MBIs, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and business start-ups. He has substantial experience of advising management teams in relation to private equity transactions, corporate finance, banking, distribution agreements and non-contentious insolvency work. Some of David's notable transactions include advising Fevertree Limited, the premium mixer drinks company, on its £48 million capital replacement programme and a £100 million transaction backed by private equity house Sovereign Capital creating the largest UK accountancy business servicing the contractor and SME markets.


David was joint managing partner and co-founder of London-based solicitors Moorhead James LLP. He qualified in 1989 with a Central London firm specialising in corporate finance and then worked for a UK Top 50 London law firm. In July 2015 David became a Partner of Hewitson Moorhead.