Trevor James

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Trevor James is the London Managing Partner at the London office of Morrison and Foerster, a leading US law firm and one of the 30 largest law firms in the world. Trevor made made UK history in December 2008 by becoming the first black managing partner of such an international firm. He was named in the Powerlist, which profiles Britain’s 100 most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage, for the fourth successive year in 2013. He also won the Black Solicitors Network’s Outstanding Lawyer of the Year award in 2009.

Trevor is a corporate and international tax law expert and has over 20 years’ experience.  He has advised international banks, public and private companies, venture capital houses, hedge funds as well as high net-worth individuals in relation to the acquisition and disposals of companies and business assets.   He also has extensive experience in advising multi-national companies on international structuring and tax efficient intellectual property rights structures. 

Trevor has particular expertise advising on the tax aspects of private equity and Mergers and Acquisitions and employee equity participation strategies. He also advises a number of global banks and financial institutions on capital markets transactions.   He frequently speaks at public seminars on a wide range of corporate tax subjects.  Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2005, Trevor was the joint Head of the International Tax Group at Bird & Bird.  Before that he was head of the London Tax Group at international law firm DLA Piper.  He graduated from the University of Essex in 1986 and qualified in 1989. He completed his Master’s in Taxation at King’s College, University of London, in 1990.

See Also: 
The BLD Power List and the Legal History sections.