General Counsel and senior executive with over 13 years’ of international legal experience in advisory and working with all types of stakeholders including key decision-makers, board and senior management as well as advising government and multi-national organisations. In addition to the responsibility for overseeing all legal, contractual, employment public policy and corporate aspects of clients, James also provides strategic and commercial advice. Currently General Counsel, Senior Management of Abu Dhabi Ports Operating Company – PJSC – Abu Dhabi Terminals (“ADT”), a ports operating company managing and running Khalifa Port Container Terminal, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Previously General Counsel, Senior Management of RAK Gas LLC, a company that sources, markets and processes natural gas domestically and the building of a portfolio of domestic and international exploration & production assets. Between 2008 to 2013 James worked for Istithmar World PJSC, a Dubai sovereign wealth entity where he advised across a broad range of asset operational, private equity and venture capital matters during the Global Financial Crisis.