Corporate Partner, Penningtons Manches
James Klein is a partner in the corporate team of Penningtons Manches LLP, a leading technology-focused law firm, and leads the digital business group. With a broad range of corporate finance and commercial expertise, he has advised on a wide spectrum of transactions including numerous domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, reorganisations and joint ventures. James has been recommended by The Legal 500 as providing ‘exactly what an in-house GC needs’.
James has also headed the firm’s San Francisco office and has a great deal of experience in assisting clients who are looking to set up or expand their business into the UK or who wish to enter the UK market through investment or acquisition. He also spearheads the foreign direct investment (FDI) team which is a multi-disciplinary offering to the firm’s overseas client base.
James also has a strong track record advising on private equity transactions having acted for many management teams and private equity/venture capital houses on numerous mid-market deals. His recent (and historic) private equity and larger corporate clients include Avista Capital Partners, Barclays, Bank of America, Brunswick Group, Fujitsu, Gresham, Montagu Private Equity, NASDAQ, National Grid Plc, Pacific Crest Securities, Pearson Plc, Tate & Lyle Plc and Yelp.