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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.

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: Transactional (2011-2020)
  • Chambers UK, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (2015-2020)
  • Chambers UK, Life Sciences (2016-2018)
  • 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 (2012-2021)
  • Legal 500 UK, Equity Capital Markets (2015)  
  • Legal 500 UK, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology (2013)
  • Legal 500 UK, Flotations, Small and Mid-Cap (2011-2012)
  • Who's Who Legal, Life Sciences (2013-2017)
  • PLC Which Lawyer?, England - Venture Capital, Capital Markets Equity, and Life Sciences - Corporate (2010-2012)