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James Stull

James Stull

Partner King & Spalding LLP


James Stull is a partner with King & Spalding based in the firm’s Dubai and Riyadh offices. James represents the Middle East and international sponsors in the structuring and formation of Shari’ah-compliant and conventional investment funds. He has advised clients to establish funds to invest in various asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, listed equities, Sukuk and bonds, infrastructure, credit and debt, and other alternative assets. He advises clients on securities laws and the corporate and regulatory aspects of structuring, establishing and liquidating various fund structures. He also has extensive experience representing institutional investors on their investments in private funds.

James has represented and advised clients on structuring, investment, acquisition and exit strategies in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In particular, he regularly advises clients seeking to raise money or deploy capital in the U.S., the various GCC jurisdictions and the wider MENA region.

In addition, James has advised clients in the structuring and establishment of asset management and advisory businesses and the formation of carried interest plans and management arrangements among fund principals. He also has substantial experience in cross-border private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, financing, restructurings and general corporate and securities matters.

He has been recognized by Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, and The Legal 500 for his Middle East funds and corporate work. James was also recognized by Law360 in 2017 as a “Rising Star” in the category of Asset Management. Additionally, he was named to MENA Fund Manager magazine's 2016 "Power 30" list, which recognizes influential Middle East-based professionals in the fund services sector.

Specialties: Asset Management; Investment Funds and Fund Formation; Private Equity; Venture Capital; Joint Ventures; Corporate Finance

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