James is an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial Department of LK Shields Solicitors, where he has worked as a Trainee since starting with the firm in 2010.

James practices in the area of corporate and commercial law and has experience in a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, venture capital and private equity transactions and shareholder agreements.

James regularly contributes to in-house and external publications.

Experience

  • Acted for Kendrick Investments on the acquisition and refinancing of the IBRC debt facilities of the Topaz Group.
  • Acted for the Management team of Elverys in the MBO of the Elverys retail business from Examinership.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Saongroup Limited (an online recruitment business across 16 jurisdictions, irishjobs.ie etc.) in the restructuring of their China business and the subsequent sale of Saongroup Limited to Stepstone UK Holdings Limited.
  • Acted for Tru Events Limited in relation to the hosting of Bavaria City Racing a public Formula 1 event through Dublin City Centre.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Simply Zesty Limited in relation to the sale of Simply Zesty Limited to UTV.
  • Acted for the OASIS Group (Archive and Storage services) in relation to the acquisition of Acorn Records Management Limited.
  • Acted for Mr. Kelly Glass in relation to the sale of Kelcom (a Caribbean based telecoms and TV provider) to Columbus Communications.
  • Acted for StoryToys Limited (developers of interactive children's book and game apps) in relation to various rounds of venture capital funding

Contact James

+353 1 638 5805
jbyrne@lkshields.ie

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Awards &
Recommendations

"He was an excellent support throughout the process" Recommended for Corporate/M&A

IFLR1000 2018
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  • Admitted as Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    2014
  • LLM
    University College Dublin
    2010
  • BBLS
    University College Dublin
    2007

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