James graduated as a lawyer from the University of Malta in 2001 having completed a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree. He furthered his studies at the University of Sussex where he read International Commercial Law and was awarded a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in 2002. James was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 2002 and completed a Certificate in Trust Law and Management in 2004.
James started working at Finco in 2002 with responsibilities in the maritime and corporate sectors. Since 2007 he has been a director and company secretary to companies within the Group. His main areas of specialisation are in corporate, trust and financial services. He heads the financial services licensing business at the firm providing assistance to clients in fund, investment management, insurance and financial institution licensing and is also responsible for corporate and trustee services and ship registration services at the firm together with his colleagues.
James is a member of the Chamber of Advocates, the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and the Malta Maritime Law Association.
Languages: English, Maltese, and French.