James has been General Counsel at Sanne since 2019. He is responsible for setting Sanne's legal and commercial strategy to ensure an effective operating platform which is best in class, providing unrivalled support to clients. James' areas of focus include platform support, litigation, projects and product development. He is also responsible for the insurance and company secretarial teams.

Background and Experience

James brings broad commercial, operational, people and legal skills, as well as an awareness of the importance of brand and culture in developing a successful business environment and the ingredients necessary to achieve and maintain this. James is a private equity lawyer by background and has worked in the industry since 2006, focusing on alternative investment funds and SPVs across the globe.

Prior to joining Sanne, James was part of the management team at Aztec Group for 10 years. He acted as the group’s general counsel and managing director of its Luxembourg office, where he was key in helping design the group’s operating model. James then became a funds' partner with Ogier in Luxembourg before returning to industry.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Admission as a solicitor in England & Wales and registration as an avocat in Luxembourg
  • Law Society of England & Wales
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Insight 23 March 2022

SEC proposals aplenty, the “RIC-ification” of private funds and the impact on clients

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Insight 15 March 2022

Video Series | AIFs in India

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Insight 10 February 2022

2021 annual regulatory compliance review for private investment funds

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21 Apr
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Sanne to attend ALFI Roadshow to Amsterdam

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25 Mar
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Sanne to attend ALT Marketplace

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23 Mar
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Sanne to attend ALTSLA 2022

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