James Sherlock

James Sherlock

Associate, currently on secondment, Corporate


James Sherlock advises financial sponsors on a wide range of transactions, including private acquisitions, carve-outs, co-investments, consortium deals, group restructurings and other general corporate matters.

Mr. Sherlock’s experience since joining Skadden includes advising:

  • I Squared Capital on its acquisition of Enva, a recycling and resource recovery business based in the U.K. and Ireland, from Exponent Capital

His experience prior to joining Skadden includes advising:

  • Blackrock and Franklin Templeton on the sale of Embark, an investment platform and retirement solutions provider, to Lloyds Banking Group plc
  • Bridgepoint on its sale of Pret A Manger to JAB Holdings
  • Bridgepoint Development Capital on its acquisition of Analysys Mason, a global consultancy and research firm specialising in telecommunications, media and technology, from Datatec
  • Inflexion on its minority investment in (and subsequent sale of) Huws Gray, the largest independent builders’ merchant in the U.K.
  • Livingbridge on its acquisition of World of Books, the U.K.’s leading online reseller of second-hand books, from Bridges Fund Management
  • Marlin Equity Partners on the sale of Qualitest, a provider of AI-powered engineering services, to Bridgepoint
  • Phoenix Equity Partners on its sale of Bridge Leisure, an owner and operator of holiday parks in the U.K., to Park Holidays
  • Premier Rugby Limited, the holding company of the top division of English rugby union, on a major investment by CVC



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2014
  • G.D.L., The University of Law, 2013
  • M.A., University of Edinburgh, 2012


  • England & Wales

James Sherlock

Associate, currently on secondment, Corporate