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James Ufland


Associate in our Corporate practice, based in London.

James has experience in a broad range of corporate law matters, including equity financings, public and private M&A and general corporate advisory matters.

Experience highlights

  • SS&C Technologies on its £1.24 billion offer for Blue Prism
  • The underwriters on the £175 million IPO and London standard listing of New Energy One Acquisition Corporation

Before joining Davis Polk, key transactions James advised on included:

  • Fortress on its £6.3 billion recommended cash offer for Morrisons
  • HPS Investment Partners on its acquisition of Barclays’ asset finance business
  • William Hill on its £2.9 billion cash takeover by Caesars Entertainment
  • De La Rue on its £100 million turnaround capital raising
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group on its acquisition of TT International
  • SEGRO on its rights issue to raise £573 million, its placing to raise £451 million and its secondary listing on Euronext Paris
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B.A., French and Italian, Durham University
  • first-class honours
Professional history
  • Davis Polk since 2021
  • Slaughter and May, 2014-2021
Qualifications and admissions
  • England and Wales
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