James is a corporate and commercial lawyer with 20 years’ experience in public and private mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, private equity and corporate finance.
James specialises in corporate finance work, acting for both companies and brokers, and advising on public company takeovers and mergers, private acquisitions and disposals, AIM and full listings, corporate restructuring, and general corporate matters.
James acts for clients across a large variety of sectors, including media and entertainment, renewable energy, property investment funds, venture capital trusts, retail, industrial and financial services.
After spending ten years at Freshfields, James moved into partnership roles at mid-City and West End firms before joining Newlawslegal, which merged with Acuity Law in 2018. He also worked for Simpson Thacher in New York.
*James Hardy is a Consultant at Acuity Law working on a self-employed basis*