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James Morris is a banking and finance partner based in Sydney, and the head of our Australian Debt Capital Markets practice.
James is highly experienced with domestic and international debt capital markets, corporate and structured finance, receivables financing transactions and the provision of Australian regulatory and bank licensing advice. He has acted for issuers and banks on many domestic and international bond transactions, and has an in depth knowledge of the financial institutions and infrastructure industries. He is also well known for his support of pro‑bono and community based programmes.
James is listed as one of Australia's leading banking and finance lawyers in Best Lawyers Australia. He is "well regarded for his expertise in international and domestic capital markets", with his "international experience and receptiveness to clients' needs" highlighted as key strengths (Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2012-2016). Clients appreciate his ability to "explain complex legal issues and concepts" and provide "high-level advice based on his extensive knowledge of the law in Australia and the UK" (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017). In 2016, he won "Special Counsel of the Year" at the Australian Law Awards.