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James is a Partner in the Corporate team in London. He advises both private and public listed companies on a wide range of domestic and international transactions, including AIM and Main Market listings, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, venture capital and private equity investments, joint ventures and reorganisations.
James has a particular focus on the technology sector and advises clients across the full breadth of their lifecycle, from start-up to exit.
Being a fluent Spanish speaker, James is also well-disposed to Iberian clients doing business in the UK.
“The Irwin Mitchell team, led by James Paton-Philip, was excellent throughout the transaction. The team members worked tirelessly and around the clock to support and guide us successfully through the deal. They have an impressive work ethic and manner, meaning that it was an absolute pleasure and delight to have worked with each and every person at the firm who contributed to getting the transaction over the line. We couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to any future potential client.” – the sellers of Thomas Exchange Global
James is described as being “responsive, accessible, client-focused” and he is "noted for his expertise in the technology sector" – Legal 500, 2017
"What all start-up ventures really need is high quality professional assistance and advice. With James and his team at Irwin Mitchell we have been very lucky to find an incredibly supportive legal partner who actively assists us in building our business." – CEO, Unizest
“We are very pleased to have advised HANetf on its latest fundraise and completion of this transaction highlights our expertise in supporting fast growth businesses.”
“It is exciting to be working alongside such innovative FinTech businesses such as Unizest and the education sector is one in which Irwin Mitchell is placing considerable emphasis.”
"We are very pleased to have advised HANetf in what is an exciting and fast growing market in which, in Europe, assets held in ETFs and other exchange traded products were up 34% in the first 10 months of the year, to $800bn (according to a recent report in the Financial Times)."
“We are very pleased to have guided the Council of Mortgage Lenders through such a significant transaction within what has become an ever-evolving industry.”
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