James Gaudin is a partner within the Corporate department and leads the structured finance team in Jersey. He specialises in all areas of offshore corporate, finance and restructuring work within Appleby’s strong equity and capital markets practice.
His extensive experience covers banking and asset finance, real estate investment structures, public and private debt and equity issues, securitisations, repackagings and initial public offerings, as well as structures involving Jersey limited partnerships and unit trusts. More recently James has advised on some of the largest corporate restructurings to have occurred in the Jersey market. He also advises banks and other global financial institutions in relation to the Jersey elements of complex cross-border insolvencies. The majority of his time is spent on real estate finance and funds.
James became a partner at Appleby in 2011. Prior to joining Appleby in August 2010, he spent six years in the capital markets and structured finance team at a Jersey-based offshore firm, before joining another major offshore firm where he was a group partner and head of corporate in Jersey. Before returning to Jersey, James worked with Hemmington-Scott in London for four years, latterly as head of treasury and banking. James qualified as a barrister in 1996 and has been a Jersey advocate since 2005. He has not always been a lawyer and spent years as a broker and Investment banker with Hemington-Scott, Deutsche Bank and ABN Amro.
James applies a pragmatic and commercial approach to the transactions the team undertake on behalf of clients. Working with Simon Tait, Kevin McQuillan, Paul Worsnop and Chris Spencer in the Jersey corporate team, the ethos of the team is one driven by a desire to deliver for clients. An affable and calm persona supports the delivery of this client-centric approach to legal excellence.
James appeared in the Legal 500 UK 2016 recommended lawyer list and IFLR1000 named James as a ´Leading Lawyer´ in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions. Clients told IFLR100 2016 that Appleby as a team is: "focused, dynamic and solution driven" and highlighted James Gaudin specifically. He is included in Chambers and Legal 500 and has been commended for his "practical advice", "availability" and "excellent responses." Legal 500 UK 2013 recognised James for "displaying great knowledge." Most recently James was recommended by clients to the Legal 500 UK 2015 directory and described as someone who is "easy to deal with and quick at turning things around".
He has contributed to numerous publications, and regularly presents to conferences, seminars and clients. James also participates in numerous industry steering and consultation groups.
"[James] is easy to deal with and quick at turning things around".