James’ area of practice focuses on mid-market mergers and acquisitions. He has advised on the sale and purchase of businesses and companies across a wide range of industries, including real estate, technology and manufacturing.

His commercial approach to matters allows him to work through and close complex transactions efficiently and avoid protracted negotiations.

“For me, the best way to add value to a client transaction is to avoid protracted negotiations by implementing a commercial approach to transaction risks.”

Significant matters

Multinational manufacturer of retail marketing goods and services – advised on internal restructure and share sale to publically listed company.

National Agriculture Business – acted for the seller in the sale of its business and subsequent investment in the purchasing entity.

Biological Agricultural Products – advised a foreign owned company on its investment into an Australian producer of agricultural products.

IT producer – advised on the sale of a software Company to an international hardware producer.

Printing Services – advised on acquisition of pharmaceutical label business for a foreign owned group of companies.

National hardware importer and wholesaler – acted on a corporate consolidation and reconstruction of the company.

Property Developer – provided duty advice on internal transactions undertaken by land rich group of companies.

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Buying/Selling Businesses
  • Corporate Structures and Restructures
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • State Taxes
  • Loan and Security Documentation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporations Law and compliance

related contacts

Jason Ashton VIC
James Garrett VIC