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James Gubbins
James Gubbins
London +44 20 7067 2065 Download V-card

James Gubbins is a partner in Covington’s corporate practice, resident in the firm's London office.

Mr. Gubbins has extensive experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other securities issues, financings and private equity transactions.  His practice covers a range of industries and he has particular experience in the life sciences and technology sectors.  His clients include corporates, private equity funds and investment banks.

According to the latest edition of Chambers UK (2014), Mr. Gubbins is "highly experienced, pragmatic and has excellent judgement."  Chambers further notes that he gives "very commercial advice" and "has a really nice style."

Memberships and Affiliations

  • PLC Venture Capital multi-jurisdictional guide, Member of the Editorial Board
  • LMG Life Sciences Europe, Life Sciences Star - Financial & Transactional (United Kingdom) (2014-2015)
  • Chambers UK, Life Sciences (2016)
  • Chambers UK, Life Sciences: Transactional (2011-2016)
  • Chambers UK, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (2015-2016)
  • Chambers UK, Private Equity: Buyouts (2012-2014)
  • Chambers Global, Life Sciences (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in United Kingdom, Life Sciences and Venture Capital (2009-2014)
  • Legal 500 UK, Venture Capital (2012-2016)
  • Legal 500 UK, Equity Capital Markets (2015)  
  • Legal 500 UK, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology (2013)
  • Legal 500 UK, Flotations, Small and Mid-Cap (2011-2012)
  • PLC Which Lawyer?, England - Venture Capital, Capital Markets Equity, and Life Sciences - Corporate (2010-2012)