James joined Finsbury as a partner in 1996 and is currently Managing Partner of its London office. He has more than 20 years’ experience in financial communications and has handled a number of contested transactions, flotations and other high profile communications issues. James advises a range of clients, including Reed Elsevier, RBS, Compass and Paddy Power and his recent projects include the merger of Alliance Boots with Walgreens and Suntory’s acquisition of Beam. James started his career as an investment banker at Dean Witter, where he qualified as a registered securities representative in both the UK and US. He has a degree in economics and politics.