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Carey Olsen

47 ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE1 0BD, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 888900
Fax:
Fax 01534 887744
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com
Carey Olsen, James Mulholland, St Helier, JERSEY

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James Mulholland

Tel:
Work 01534 822369
Email:
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Corporate and commercial, investment funds, private equity.

Position

James’ experience covers a wide breadth of international funds and corporate work with a particular emphasis on private equity. Throughout the ten years spent in the City at Slaughter and May and O’Melveny & Myers, James has acted on numerous fund structurings and re-structurings, co-investments and listing transactions, as well as on portfolio acquisitions, refinancings and management spin outs. Examples of deals he was instructed on include fund-related capital markets with clients listed on LSE (AIM and the main market) and NYSE Euronext, such as AP Alternative Assets, LP and Ingenious Media Active Capital Limited. James has also worked on several of the largest and most complex M&A transactions in the City, including Songbird Estates’ successful takeover of Canary Wharf PLC, the successful takeover of BAA PLC by a consortium led by Ferrovial and Apollo Management’s buyout of Regent Seven Seas cruise line business. Since joining Carey Olsen, James has attracted an enviable client base, including a number of new clients. Recent transactions of note include advising on the establishment of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc, a closed-ended collective investment fund incorporated in Jersey – the largest ever real estate fund to be listed on the LSE (£1bn); advising leading Nordic private equity firm FSN Capital Partners on its latest fund FSN Capital IV which closed with €600m worth of commitments; advising Hastings Insurance Group on investment by Goldman Sachs private equity funds valuing the business at £700m; and advising ICG on the largest ever secondary deal in Europe valued at 880m euros.

Career

Trained and qualified as a solicitor Slaughter and May; London private equity team, O’Melveny & Myers 2005; joined Carey Olsen as a partner 2010. James is also a member of Carey Olsen LLP which is the firm’s London office.

Education

University of London (MSc Hons); Durham University (BSc Hons); College of Law (London).


Jersey

Investment funds

Within: Leading individuals

James Mulholland - Carey Olsen

Within: Investment funds

The investment fund lawyers at Carey Olsen ‘are fantastic – very commercial, practical, helpful and approachable’; clients feel they ‘can always pick up the phone and know the team will give high-quality, pragmatic advice’. Jointly led by the ‘excellentJames Mulholland and Robert Milner, with ‘the perfect balance of client-handling skills, legal acumen and commercial nous’, the practice represents clients such as SoftBank and Quinbrook Infrastructure. Christopher Griffin ‘worked diligently and swiftly’ to obtain JFSC approval for a Jersey eligible investor fund, and oversaw the launch of a self-managed, crypto-denominated fund as well as ARC Fiduciary’s initial coin offering. The group also handled a number of conversions of private fund structures to expert funds in accordance with the guidance set out by the regulator. Daniel O’Connor specialises in real estate financing and fund structuring mandates. Also notable are ‘proactive and solution-focused’ senior associate Nienke Malan, associate Joseph Barker-Willis and ‘smart and super responsive’ senior associate Claire Le Quesne, who one client describes as a ‘rising star’.

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