At Portland Advisers, James has advised on a number of large project financings involving leading export credit agencies. Highlights include advising a group of 11 export credit agencies on the $30bn Yamal LNG project in Russia; advising the export credit agency group on the $4.6bn debt financing of Coral FLNG, Mozambique, advising Seaborn Networks on a $500m financing for the first ever direct sub-sea telecommunications cable between New York and Sao Paolo; advising Engie on the $1.35bn financing of two 740MW power projects in the Sultanate of Oman and advising the Gazprom-Bulgarian Government joint venture on the financing for the Bulgarian section of the South Stream gas transmission pipeline.
Prior to joining Portland Advisers in 2009, James worked as an Associate Director for Bank of Scotland for three years and for a further nine years in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Advisory team.
He is an extremely proficient financial modeller and in addition to very extensive experience of building and reviewing financial models, he has taught financial modelling courses.
James has a BSc (Hons) from Edinburgh University, trained and qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Charted Accountants (ACCA).
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