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James Burdett

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James Burdett has extensive experience acting on fund transactions in the private equity, real estate, environment markets and renewable energy sectors. He also acts as adviser to buyers and sellers in secondary transactions involving private equity and real estate fund interests. James heads the London Investment Funds Group and sits on the Firm's Global Funds Group Steering Committee. A partner in the Firm's Corporate Group in London, he also serves on the Law Society Company Law Committee and its Investment Funds Working Group. James frequently speaks at external and internal conferences on funds and secondary market transactions. James offers substantial experience in the formation of private equity and hedge fund structures, fund reviews and due diligence for investors, investment management and advisory agreements, information memoranda and other offering documents. He also provides counsel on specific investment structures for asset classes.


Trained Bond Pearce, qualified 1995; made partner 2004.




Law Society of England & Wales - Company Law Committee


University of Edinburgh (Master of Arts Geography Honors) (1990); London Guildhall University (C.P.E.) (1991); London Guildhall University (Law Society Finals) (1993)



London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

Baker McKenzie, which is noted for his infrastructure fund expertise,¬† 'consistently delivers what is requested, with a team that demonstrates a high level of technical knowledge and offers suitable advice when required'. James Burdett¬†plays¬†'a pivotal role during negotiations on fund terms and side letter clauses, ensuring clients are successful in achieving favourable¬†terms'; his clients include fund sponsors and institutional investors. Restructuring mandates included advising the investor advisory board of Arcus European Infrastructure Fund on extending the fund's term by a decade. Investor clients include Allianz Capital Partners, which the team advised on deploying ‚ā¨60m into Chequers Capital XVII, and GIC, which it advised on a commitment to Blue Water Energy Fund II.

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Real estate funds

Within: Real estate funds

At Baker McKenzie,  James Burdett  and senior associate Eric Lim continue to advise The Townsend Group on various investments made by its clients. Other highlights include fund formations, manager M&A and representation of institutional investors. The Employees' Provident Fund of Malaysia is a cornerstone client.

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