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Portrait of James Mann
Areas of expertise: Corporate


James is an associate in the corporate team, based in the London office. He specialises in corporate law and is experienced in M&A, venture capital, joint ventures, IPOs, corporate governance and cross-border commercial agreements.

James has worked with a range of clients including high-net-worth individuals, venture capital funds and family offices across a number of sectors including biotech, IT and telecoms, energy, aviation, health and hospitality. A significant part of his practice has an international element and he regularly advises non-UK based clients, with a particular focus on the GCC states, China and the USA.

Before joining Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2020, James trained and qualified with a specialist corporate and finance firm based in the West End. He gained experience working directly with clients in a range of practice areas.

Recent work highlights

  • Refinancing a privately-owned biotech company and making preparations for a shareholder exit though an acquisition.
  • Assisting with multiple share buyback arrangements following the acquisition of a private company in the UK by a NYSE-listed company.
  • Advising an Emirati family in relation to the management of their significant shareholding in a FTSE 250 company.
  • Assisting with the acquisition of an aviation consultant partnership by an international consultancy group.
  • Working with venture capital firms on early stage investments in the technology and IT sectors.

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