James Grandolfo is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy where he specializes in capital markets in Asia. James has been based in Hong Kong since 2000 and has developed expert knowledge advising clients in the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, the PRC, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia.
James regularly represents issuers and investment banks in a variety of debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions. These include high yield, regulatory capital, corporate hybrids, Rule 144A and Regulation S transactions and SEC-registered offerings, privatisations and debt repurchases including tender and exchange offers. James also acts for a range of investors in a wide range of private equity transactions. He has closed many capital makets transactions for underwriters and corporate, sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers.
James is listed as a 1st Tier lawyer in the Philippines and India by Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014, and in the Philippines, India and China (Hong Kong) by Chambers Global, 2014. In the 2014 IFLR1000 guide, James is listed as a leading lawyer in Hong Kong in Debt Capital Markets and Equity Capital Markets.
James is the Vice-Chair of the International Securities Law Committee of the American Bar Association as well as the Co-Chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong.