James Irvine > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
ONE FLEET PLACE
LONDON
EC4M 7WS
England

Work Department

Banking.

Position

James is a multi-specialist corporate finance lawyer with emphasis on real estate finance (including hotels), restructuring, general banking and asset based lending.  James now acts primarily for banks, other financial institutions and borrowers on a range of mainstream transactions and he has both transactional and general advisory experience.

Career

trained: Slaughter and May, qualified 2002; associate Slaughter and May 2002-08; senior associate SNR Denton UK LLP (Formerly Denton Wilde Sapte) 2008-11, partner Dentons UKMEA LLP (formerly SNR Denton UK LLP) 2011-present.

Languages

French (conversational).

Memberships

Law Society.

Education

University of Cambridge (MA 1994); College of Law (CPE 1998, LPC 1999); King’s College London (postgraduate diploma 2005).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property finance

Dentons advises major financial institutions, private banks, and borrowers on domestic and cross-border real estate finance transactions; it therefore benefits from the firm’s global presence. The team is co-led by Simon Tweedle, who advises funders and borrowers on investment and development finance mandates across office, retail, residential, hotel, care home, student accommodation and shopping centres asset classes, and James Irvine, who is strong in restructuring mandates and the hotel sector. Similarly, Simon Masri also has expertise in hotel investments, and Marc Gilston joined the team from TLT in May 2021.