is chair and senior partner at Herbert Smith Freehills. He specialises in corporate law, governance and financial regulation. James has been with the firm for more than 30 years and advises clients on transactions, governance, strategic and reputational challenges and negotiations. He has had extensive involvement in the significant developments in UK and EU law and regulation across takeovers, capital markets, company law and corporate governance, including in particular the UK law on directors' duties and liabilities and shareholder derivative actions. James contributed both to the 2007 and to the 2018 GC100 guidance on directors' duties.
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