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James Bryce

Partner, Newcastle

James is a corporate lawyer advising on all aspects of M&A, private equity, venture capital, JVs, governance and strategic board advice. As well as extensive transaction experience, James has experience as general counsel to private equity and venture capital funds, and particular experience with clients in the financial services and energy sectors.
James Bryce


Formerly general counsel at NVM Private Equity and the Northern VCTs, advising on numerous portfolio company investments, disposals, acquisitions, and a broad scope of day-to-day advice.

Projects include: disposal of the VCT business to Mercia Asset Managers; establishment of a new LP fund; and VCT fundraisings.

Transaction experience includes advising:

  • Bluewater Private Equity on its investment into px Group, and px Group on the subsequent acquisition of the Saltend Chemicals site and business from BP
  • 3T Energy on the investment by Bluewater Private Equity
  • NVM Private Equity on investments into Dale Power Solutions and Kitwave Limited
  • The shareholders of Walker Filtration on the sale of the company to Atlas Copco
  • Utilitywise plc in relation to 4 acquisitions and numerous corporate matters
  • The sale of Camden Town Brewery
  • Shield Therapeutics plc on various matters including fundraising and admission to AIM
  • The sale of bundle of solar farm (>5MW) developments to German developers
  • Renewable Energy Partnerships Limited on the sale of Maerdy Windfarm Limited
  • North British Windpower on the sale of the Fallago Rig windfarm development


“on the ball and capable" with "a strong reputation in the market" Chambers & Partners, 2016