James Kay


James is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department based in Bahrain, specialising in company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, due diligence, venture capital, capital markets and corporate structuring.

He has previously worked in the United Kingdom and in Dubai and has experience in advising clients across a range of sectors including hotels and leisure, retail, real estate, food and beverage and technology.

James graduated from SOAS, University of London and completed his Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP University. He was admitted as a solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales in July 2017.

Relevant Experience 

  • Brightbay Real Estate Partners in relation to the sale of Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock in London to Splendid Hospitality Group.
  • Brightbay Real Estate Partners (formerly RDI REIT P.L.C.) on the sale of its flexible office portfolio to Office Space in Town.
  • RDI REIT P.L.C. on its £467.9 million recommended cash takeover offer by an entity owned by a fund of Starwood Capital Group.
  • Aldar Properties on its acquisition of a 70 per cent stake in Abu Dhabi Business Hub.
  • Acquisition of Hairburst Holding Group Limited, a lifestyle, supplement business stocked within major beauty retailers for £26.5 million.
  • Bibby Line Group on the sale of Costcutter Supermarkets Group.
  • Manchester Airport Group on the sale of its non-core property asset holding company to Columbia Threadneedle Investments.
  • The Sellers of a 30% stake in UkFast.net Limited to Inflexion Private Equity, valuing the company at £405 million.
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