James is widely recognised as a leading energy lawyer, with over 20 years of experience representing clients in the oil and gas industry. He has particular expertise advising on the structuring and development of large scale oil and gas projects, LNG sale arrangements, and energy-related mergers and acquisitions. He has acted for clients on innovative projects throughout the LNG chain, including on deals in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, North America and Latin America. His experience covers the full spectrum of LNG ventures, including liquefaction and regasification projects, conventional and unconventional gas sources, LNG marketing on both the buy and the sell side, and charter-party arrangements. During his career, James has spent over ten years working in Japan, and continues to divide his time between Tokyo and London.