James Bell

James Bell

  • Knowledge Counsel, Finance

James is a knowledge counsel in our Finance Department. He advises finance lawyers and clients on developments in law and practice, delivers bespoke legal training, prepares standard form manuals and precedents (including automated templates), and writes for external publications.

James has written a range of client publications on finance, restructuring and Brexit. He has contributed chapters to cross-border databases on acquisition finance. He has written various "In Practice" articles in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL) and Corporate Rescue and Insolvency. In 2016 he wrote a chapter on the recast EU Insolvency Regulation and its impact on distressed investing.

James is an active participant in the cross-firm Finance PSL Group and a member of the PSL Advisory board for JIBFL. He has a maîtrise in French law from the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne and an LLB in English and French law from King's College London.

James is active in a number of musical initiatives at the firm, including the choir and organising lunchtime recitals and music lessons for staff, in collaboration with Music in Offices.