James is a Senior Partner and is one of the 3 founding partners of the firm. James heads the Financial Services Practice Group and the Islamic Finance Group and has extensive experience in various forms of fundraising exercises ranging from equity issues, private debt securities (PDS) issues and borrowings. Equity issues include initial public offerings, rights issues, private placements and venture capital participation. James also provides advice and prepares documentation for various PDS issues, including conventional and Islamic based PDS issues. His involvement in loan and securities documentation ranges from syndicated borrowings to cross border project financing. James was involved in a cross border offshore USD financing involving multi-jurisdictions and a multi currency syndicated loan facility in excess of RM1 billion. James has also been involved in a number of corporate and debt restructuring exercises with issues of various securities and convertibles papers. James regularly provides advice on corporate laws and establishment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory concerns including environmental laws in Malaysia. James also provides advice to local banks on the setting up of derivatives departments and derivatives related documentation. James has also been involved in a number of property development projects, acquisitions and disposals. James is a regular speaker at public conferences and in-house bank seminars on topics ranging from laws relating to initial public offering, due diligence, securitisation, banking and property.