James is a Partner in Osler’s Corporate Group and Co-Chair of the Mining Group. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, and general corporate matters. He has experience acting for underwriters and issuers in public offerings, including shelf, short form, and "bought deal" financings, global private placements, as well as transactions involving inter-listed companies. James also routinely provides ongoing advice to public and private corporations in a wide variety of industries on regulatory compliance matters, corporate governance, and continuous disclosure obligations, and he provides on-going securities law compliance advice to TSX and TSXV listed issuers, including regarding mineral project disclosure under National Instrument 43-101. James is a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Mining Technical Advisory and Monitoring Committee, which provides guidance to the provincial securities commissions on technical mining matters.
James was a summer student with the firm and completed his articles in 2007-2008, during which time he was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission in the Corporate Finance branch. He returned to Osler as an associate in 2008. During 2011, James was on secondment to the Toronto office of Goldman Sachs as an associate in the Natural Resources group focused on Metals & Mining.
In 2018, James was named a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40, an award, which recognizes lawyers under the age of 40 at the top of their profession.