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James Partridge



Partridge James
James Partridge



James is the Firm’s Graduate Recruitment partner and Training Principal. Prior to that he was a partner for 15 years in the litigation department where he acted for financial institutions and corporates in big-ticket court and arbitration proceedings in England and many other jurisdictions. 

In recent years he achieved significant victories for clients in the Court of Appeal (Alpstream v. PK Finance and GECAS; Dexia v. Prato) and in the Supreme Court in the OW Bunker (“Res Cogitans”) litigation. His recent matters include coordinating worldwide litigation arising out of a shipping insolvency, numerous claims relating to the sale of derivatives to public authorities and a variety of aviation finance and leasing disputes.

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News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Sparda banks on collective agreement with the Verdi/EVG trade unions

Allen & Overy has advised the Association of Sparda Banks (Verband der Sparda-Banken e.V.) in connection with the preliminary collective agreement with the Verdi/EVG trade unions. 

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News: 21 SEPTEMBER 2021

Leading Tech M&A Partner Dario de Martino Joins Allen & Overy’s U.S. M&A Practice

Allen & Overy today announced that Dario de Martino has joined the firm as a partner in its M&A practice, based in New York. Dario joins from Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he was a partner in the M&A…

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Blog Post: 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

Common mistakes in eDiscovery and how to avoid them

eDiscovery mistakes made during an investigation can add unnecessary delay, cost and, at worst, impact the quality and nature of evidence available.  With the right knowledge and planning, these…

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News: 16 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on USD1.75 bn notes issue

Allen & Overy has advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on legal aspects of its issue of USD1.75 billion 0.500% guaranteed global notes due 2024.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996


LLB, King's College London, 1992