James specialises in all aspects of corporate tax including the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and reconstructions and investment funds and also tax issues relating to financing transactions, such as securitisations and structured finance. James has a particular focus on the real estate sector. His experience covers a broad range of real estate and real estate finance transactions, including providing tax advice in relation to the establishment and operation of real estate funds, joint ventures and other structures for real estate developments and investments.
Chambers & Partners 2020 recognises James as a leading individual, stating that “clients characterise James Burton as "exceptionally clever and incredibly practical," and note that "he's all about finding solutions."
Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2004
MA, Politics, University of Edinburgh, 2000
Post Graduate Diploma, Law, City University London, 2001
News & insights
Publications: 14 JULY 2020
The Luxembourg law dated 18 June 2020 amends the FATCA and CRS legislations with effect from 1 January 2021.Read more
Publications: 08 JULY 2020
The Liquidity Decree was converted into law, with amendments, by Law No. 40 of 5 June 2020 which came into force on 7 June 2020. The Liquidity decree introduced significant new measures, some of which…Read more
News: 01 JUNE 2020
Allen & Overy has been awarded "Law Firm of the Year – VAT" at the Legalcommunity Tax Awards 2020, the annual awards held by LC Publishing Group to acknowledge excellences in the areas of fiscal and…Read more
Publications: 27 MAY 2020
Government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have included restricting travel and implementing quarantine requirements for those who do travel. As a result, managers and directors who are living in…Read more