James is a well-established expert in commercial banking with experience across the complete transaction lifecycle from equity and debt arrangement and syndication to portfolio management and exit. James has over 14 years’ of experience working in the project-finance and infrastructure sectors and has arranged a number of firsts in the sector, including. Portsmouth Highways, the first P3 covering an entire urban network of highways. James has been involved with a large number of road projects across the risk spectrum with regard to revenue risk: real tolls, shadow tolls, availability payments.
In an origination capacity, James has structured many loan facilities in the infrastructure sector, analyzing an array of project counterparties both from corporate and public-sector perspective. James was also responsible for a $1bn-plus portfolio of challenged and “work out” special assets. This has afforded James much experience in dealing with and structuring complex intercreditor arrangements.