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James Inness

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James Inness is a partner in the London office. Mr. Inness specializes in international capital markets transactions, M&A and general corporate matters. In particular, he has extensive experience representing issuers, underwriters and major shareholders on primary and secondary equity capital markets transactions. Mr. Inness has advised on a wide range of deals on the London Stock Exchange and other western European markets as well as exchanges in Eastern Europe and the CIS. Mr. Inness has also acted on a number of significant corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, hostile takeovers and shareholder disputes.

London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Within: Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Complemented by a prolific tech practice and transatlantic and pan-European expertise, Latham & Watkins is consistently involved in some of the largest listings in London and throughout the European markets. 'Well-staffed and very collaborative', the London team was involved in the largest tech IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 2018, and also handled 2018's largest European IPO in conjunction with the firm's Frankfurt office. The English law ECM practice is led by James Inness, who sits in the wider corporate group alongside the London private equity team – another important source of work for the capital markets group. Spearheaded by David Boles and Olof Clausson, the US securities group on the other hand sits alongside and shares a pool of associates with the high-yield team. Clausson has a particularly strong reputation in the Nordic markets and has developed expertise in the fintech and digital payments sectors.

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