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David James

David James


David is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team, and he is based in London.


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 has also recently acted for the management team of Dale Power Solutions on the secondary buyout by NVM Private Equity from Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) under which NVM acquired a majority stake for £9 million.


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, now Hewitsons LLP.

Date of Qualification

15th November, 1989

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