JAMES WOOD has significant public and private cross-border M&A experience across many sectors, working with global clients and adviser teams, leading negotiations and providing advice to senior client stakeholders on significant, complex, and transformative transactions.
James is experienced at delivering successful transactions involving stakeholders located in different countries and requiring the alignment of different cultural backgrounds and priorities. Teams led by James have helped clients successfully complete multi-jurisdictional transactions involving up to 70 countries, and he has advised clients on transactions in Africa, Western and Eastern Europe and, in particular, Asia, having lived and worked for four years in Tokyo.
He has particular experience advising clients on international transactions and other strategic initiatives in the financial services, life sciences, telecoms, and technology sectors.
James has been recommended by The Legal 500 UK 2024 for M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £750m+. In a previous edition (2017), sources described him as “an outstanding lawyer.” He has been listed in Best Lawyers 2022 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law.