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James Downey

Corporate & Commercial


James is a City trained corporate lawyer and also a successful entrepreneur retaining an interest in a business he co-founded.  He has advised on a wide range of transactions including fundraising and investments, M&A, joint ventures, group reorganisations and general corporate and commercial advisory work for public and private companies.  He also has specialist in-house legal experience supporting fast growth businesses having worked with our partners LegalEdge and for GE Capital.  James qualified as a UK lawyer in 2007 after a career as a Tornado navigator in the RAF.


  • Asset and share sales and purchases
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Fundraising, business investments and exits
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions


  • 2018: Joined Peregrine Law
  • 2018: Consultant, Legal Edge
  • 2015-2016: Legal Counsel, GE Capital
  • 2012: Director, White Mountain Chalets Limited
  • 2007-2013: Associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • 2005-2007: Trainee Solicitor, Eversheds LLP
  • 1992:2002: Tornado GR1/4 Navigator, RAF