UCL Faculty of Laws


James Roe

Honorary Professor of Practice


James is a corporate finance specialist with over 20 years of experience at Allen & Overy. 

James has a particular focus on strategic equity capital markets work. His experience includes initial public offerings and other equity capital raisings, governance, sustainability, and assisting companies implement complex transactions and change, including acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations.

James has advised issuers, boards, shareholders, governments, banks and other stakeholders, and has acted on transactions in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America.

James is involved in numerous industry groups, trade associations and policy initiatives, with respect to financial services laws, regulations and market practice. This includes the recent and current reforms of the UK financial services and listings landscapes, and changes to the audit and corporate reporting frameworks. He is also a member of numerous industry think tanks and committees. 

James is widely recognised as a leading ECM lawyer and is ranked by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.