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James Green

Partner
+44.(0)20.7360.8105
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Mr. Green is a Partner in the London office, and spearheads the Africa group within the firm. His practice covers a broad range of corporate areas, including fundraising and other transactions on the Official List and AIM (acting for both companies and nominated advisers/ brokers), mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, group reorganisations and venture capital investments. Mr. Green has experience in a range of sectors, but has a particular focus on oil and gas, mining and cleantech/ renewable energy.

Professional Background

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Mr. Green was an associate in the London office at another large international firm.

Achievements

  • E. Randolph Williams Award, 2009

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Speaking Engagements

  • "Accessing Global Capital on AIM," Atlanta, Georgia (29 July 2008)
  • "The Business Review," Quoted Companies Alliance Regional Forum (26 September 2007)
  • "AIM - The Critical and Complex Issues," London (17 October 2005)
  • "AIM - The Flotation Process," London (17 May 2005)
Capital Markets
  • Central Rand Gold on the issue of loan notes and warranties to raise $7.5 million and in move from the Official List to AIM.
  • Cluff Natural Resources on its placing and admission to AIM. 
  • Cluff Gold on a placing in the UK, US and Canada to raise £23 million. 
  • Hot-Can plc on a pre-IPO private placing to raise $8 million.
  • Finncap on a placing by The 600 Group plc.
  • Finncap on a placing and acquisition by Sound Oil plc.
  • Faroe Petroleum on a cash-box placing to raise £62.2 million.
  • Singer Capital Markets on the IPO on AIM and placing (£5 million) by African Mining & Exploration.
  • Medusa Mining, on its move from AIM to the Official List.
  • Faroe Petroleum on its rights issue to raise £69.8 million.
  • Central Rand Gold (Official List) on its cash-box placing.
  • A Chinese oil and gas company on its proposed placing and admission to AIM.
  • Charles Stanley on a placing by Supercart plc.
  • Seymour Pierce and RBC on the placing (£53.3 million) and admission to AIM of Resaca Exploitation, Inc.
  • A US gas company on its proposed placing and admission to AIM.
  • A biodiesel company in relation to a proposed placing and admission to AIM.
Mergers and acquisitions
  • An Asian national oil company on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in an oil and gas company with assets in Peru.
  • A solar company on the demerger of its installation and distribution businesses.
  • A bidder in relation to the potential acquisition of a Romanian wind farm.
  • A shareholder, on the sale of First City Insurance Group Limited to Gallaghers.
  • The vendors of Hanrahan Thomas Limited, a Lloyd's broker, in relation to its sale to Ostrakon Capital Limited.
  • The shareholders of Security Support Solutions Limited, a security services company, in relation to its sale to The O'Gara Group, Inc.
  • LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Chisholm, Nurser and Partners Limited, a building and construction consultancy company.
Joint Ventures
  • Wisent Oil & Gas plc on its farm-in arrangements with San Leon plc.
  • Iona Environmental VCT plc on various joint ventures in relation to biomass projects.
  • A listed energy company on joint ventures in relation to various waste-to-energy companies.
  • A biomass company on a proposed joint venture and licensing agreements.
  • Mahiki Rum Limited on the establishment of its business, including its shareholders’ agreement.
  • A whisky company on its shareholders’ agreement and all aspects of the establishment of its business.