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James Cowell

James Cowell
Associate

Office: 0844 8000 263
Mobile: 07912 025239
Fax: 0844 8000 264
james.cowell@taylors.co.uk

Service Area:
Commercial Trading Agreements
Commercial Disputes
 


James Cowell
   Associate

Role
James has extensive experience of advising companies and their shareholders and directors acting on their corporate transactions. James has developed a niche specialism in advising businesses in the electronics waste recycling/reuse industry and has negotiated deals with major household names to whom his clients provide recycling services.

Experience
James qualified with a firm in the City and spent a further two years in London before moving to the North West. He joined Taylors, having spent over 5 years working in Manchester in the Corporate Department of a national law firm. His experience extends to:-

  • Business Sales
  • Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Corporate Finance
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Management Buy Outs and Buy Ins
  • Venture Capital

including acting on the sale of a large insurance broker to a major European insurance company, acting for one of Europe’s largest credit management companies on the disposal of part of its business and the sale of a multi-national travel consultancy and event organiser to a major UK exhibition and conference host.

Profile
Whilst he is now settled in Bolton with his wife, James retains some ties with the area he grew up in and can regularly be seen at lower league football grounds in the North West, where he supports Peterborough United. He is also a keen golfer, playing off a handicap of 7.

Ten Things About... James

  • What is your favourite film?
    Chasing Amy
     
  • What was the last CD you bought?
    The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer
    by Red Sparowes
     
  • Where is your dream holiday destination?
    The hotel on Antigua where my wife and I went on our honeymoon – absolute bliss
     
  • If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
    Manager of the England football team - £6M a year for a part time role which seemingly requires little in the way of ability
     
  • What book are you reading now?
    The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
     
  • If I could meet one person - dead or alive - it would be…
    John Peel
     
  • If I was not doing this right now, I'd be…
    Playing golf
     
  • I’m good at:
    Advising my clients on corporate and commercial issues various aspects of their businesses
     
  • I am not a politician, but if I was…
    I probably wouldn't be very good as one, as I prefer to avoid unnecessary point-scoring and try to achieve a solution that suits all parties where possible
     
  • At school, I always wanted to be a…
    Professional golfer (or, strangely, a long-distance lorry driver

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