Mr James Inglis > Linklaters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Linklaters LLP

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James is a corporate partner based in the London office, and is a specialist in public and private M&A and equity capital markets transactions. He is a relationship partner for a number of clients, including Rio Tinto, Novartis, Jardine Matheson, United Technologies Corporation, Takeda and Kier Group. He also works extensively with investment banks, including Credit Suisse, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley.


Trainee solicitor Linklaters 1994-96; associate 1996-2003; partner 2003.


University of Exeter (1992 Politics); College of Law, London (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals

Linklaters LLP‘s ‘top-rank‘ team has an impressive track record in the mining and minerals space. Backed by a strong finance team and a deep bench of experts, the practice advises on the full lifecycle of assets, including international M&A transactions, project financing developments, and disposals. The global mining practice is led by Toby Grimstone, James Inglis and Robert Cleaver in London; the core team also comprises key partner Ian Hunter, who has recently advised Glencore on major transactional matters, the highly rated Aisling Zarraga, who leads on some of the group’s most important client relationships, and Africa group head Andrew Jones. The team also has vast expertise in regulatory matters.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Linklaters LLP routinely handles a significant volume of market-leading transactions on behalf of many of the world’s foremost corporates, private equity houses, and investment banks. Over the past year, the team has advised on some of the most high-value UK  and global deals, working with blue-chip clients from the worlds of consumer goods, TMT, energy, financial services, natural resources, and healthcare on layered, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The team is going through some internal changes, with heavyweight Charlie Jacobs retiring from the firm to take on a role at JP Morgan, while former corporate head  Aedamar Comiskey has stepped into his shoes as senior partner.  Simon Branigan is now head of corporate, leading a team which also includes Jessamy Gallagher , who jointly leads the firm’s global infrastructure offering,  public M&A partner Nick Rumsby , and James Inglis. Other key names to note include Derek Tong , who heads up the UK technology sector team and Fionnghuala Griggs , who serves as co-head of the firm’s global fintech offering and is noted by clients for her ‘impressive’ acumen in M&A and consortium transactions. Jane Cai is recommended for her cross-border experience in industrials, extractives, and telecoms.