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James Trafford, Partner

James Trafford

Partner

Head of Corporate Real Estate

Practice areas

  • Corporate Real estate
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Real estate development and regeneration

Practice notes

James leads our global corporate real estate practice across multiple jurisdictions, having been a partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s real estate team since 2008. He is ranked in Chambers UK and rated a leading individual in the Legal 500.

James’ clients include many high profile UK and international corporate occupiers operating in diverse sectors such as energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, transport, technology and consumer.

He has extensive experience in:

  • Corporate HQs and key operational sites
  • Strategic structuring advice
  • Large scale acquisition, disposal, re-location programmes
  • Asset management of diverse portfolios
  • International expansion and global real estate transactions.

James also has a specific speciality in energy projects for corporates, leading on a number of multi billion pound projects across a range of technologies including offshore wind, interconnectors and nuclear.

He has a particular interest in the energy transition and efficiency and how this is impacting upon owners and users of corporate real estate.

He co-authored and presented the "Blundell Lecture Tilting at Windfarms: Renewable Energy and Property Law Issues”.

 

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