James Thompson practice comprises a mix of equities capital raising transactions, international M&A involving companies listed on a range of London and international markets, and the provision of general corporate governance and regulatory compliance advice to listed clients. He joined Baker McKenzie as a partner in January 2016. On the capital raisings side, James has been prolific over the years, acting for issuers and underwriters on IPOs, rights issues, placings and open offers in the UK and across EMEA. Beyond London, he has advised on equities transactions involving issuers listed in Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Paris, Stockholm and Tallinn. James has deep blue-book expertise, having acted for international bidders seeking control of Code-governed companies and as cash confirmation counsel to financial advisers across the City. He has acted as international counsel for bidders and targets involving companies listed in other European jurisdictions, including two Danish targets in the space of twelve months.