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James Donnelly

James Donnelly

Associate (Canada and New York)

James maintains a broad corporate and M&A practice, with a focus on energy and infrastructure sectors.



James is an associate within the corporate practice in Tokyo. He has experience in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including public and private M&A, initial public offerings and corporate governance, with a focus on energy and infrastructure sectors. 

Prior to joining the Tokyo office of Herbert Smith Freehills, James worked as a capital markets associate at a leading Canadian law firm.


James holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business. He is a native English speaker and has intermediate proficiency in Japanese.

James is dually admitted to the Alberta Bar as a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the New York State Bar. 

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