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Clifford Chance

James Bole


James Bole

James Bole specialises in advising UK-listed and international corporate clients on public and private M&A transactions and equity issues. James also advises on general company law and regulatory compliance matters.

  • ICAP plc on the disposal of its global hybrid voice broking business to Tullett Prebon plc, constituting a class one disposal for ICAP and a reverse takeover of Tullett Prebon
  • Mondeléz International on various matters, including the combination of its coffee business with D.E. Master Blenders and its unsolicited GBP£11.9 billion takeover of Cadbury
  • Barclays on its GBP£6 billion rights issue and corporate aspects of its associated issues of contingent capital notes
  • L'Oreal on various matters, including its acquisitions of Décléor, Carita and Cadum
  • A consortium of underwriting banks in relation to Prada's USD$2.1 billion IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Cambridge, Selwyn College (MA (CANTAB) History) 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2003
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2005
  • Partner since 2017