James Butters joins Capital after over 20 years at Clifford Chance, where he was a partner in their London and Paris offices.
James has acted for major corporates, private equity investors, and international financial institutions on all types of transactions, and brings to Capital a depth of expertise across finance, structured and corporate debt – in particular M&A financing and private equity sponsor-led leveraged buy-outs; all with significant emphasis on cross-border transactions.
His new role will support the growth of the business as Capital continues to enhance its reputation nationally and internationally. James’ global network will be key to unlocking further opportunities for the firm and its clients – starting with private equity and debt finance.
James will be based in London – where Capital recently purchased a new office – but he will regularly spend time in Cardiff, where the firm is headquartered.
I am really delighted to be joining Capital Law at this important time in its growth and development as an innovative specialist corporate and commercial law firm. I am greatly looking forward to working with a group of dynamic and talented professionals with the drive and ambition to change the landscape for the delivery of legal services to the local, national and international commercial community, and building on my years of experience in the City and internationally with a wide variety of financial and commercial clients.
Tom Kelleher, who leads Capital’s Corporate team, added:
James is a hugely accomplished lawyer, with a significant track record in large and complex private equity and corporate debt transactions. He understands Capital’s commitment to deliver quality advice to quality clients. James has really connected with the Capital story, and most importantly, our ambitious plans. He will be a real boost for our banking and finance practice, our private equity practice, and for the wider firm, especially as we continue to focus on the London market, from where about half of our work comes. We’re very excited about what lies ahead.