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James Larmour

Partner | London

"James Larmour operates in a collaborative, constructive and friendly manner. I have rarely met another lawyer who is easier to get on with and more focused on client delivery."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About James

James has over twenty years’ experience of advising on a number of complex and innovative infrastructure and project finance transactions. These include a number of PFIs, PPPs, joint ventures, outsourcing and M&A deals, both within the UK and overseas.

James has advised local government, private equity funds, sponsors, senior lenders, construction contractors and service providers on transactions across a diverse range of sectors. These include accommodation, custodial, education, energy, healthcare, roads, rail, waste and waste water.

James is recognised for his work in advising investors throughout the project lifecycle, with particular expertise in secondary market transactions, refinancing, equity restructuring, variations and the expiry process.

Within the energy sector, James advises on greenfield and brownfield project development with particular expertise in offshore transmission, energy from waste schemes, smart meters and EVs.

James is recognised as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition) for Infrastructure:  PFI/PPP

The Legal 500 (2024 edition) lists James as a Recommended Lawyer and Leading Individual for 'Projects, Energy and Natural Resources - Project Finance and PFI'.

Notable work & expertise


  • "James Larmour is exceptional and fully deserves his recognition as a leading individual in PFI/PPP matters. His clients can have absolute confiden...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • PA

    "[James] ...is legally aware and commercially astute enough to know when things really matter. He is not one for wasting client's time and money on...

    Paul Andrews

    Amber Infrastructure

  • “He's always contactable, easy to deal with and very practical with the advice he gives.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • "Freeths have been an exceptional team lead by James Larmour. He is always at the forefront of market developments, PFI handback being a particular...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "James Larmour is our main contact. While we haven’t yet worked on a full transaction together, from the work he has done for us we have been pleas...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "James Larmour is a fantastic project finance and PFI practitioner, with a skill set that is easily as strong as the best magic circle firm partner...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • “James Larmour is one of the best projects lawyers I have dealt with in the secondary space.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • “He is very commercial, easy to deal with and pragmatic. You always feel like you are getting good advice from a seasonable commercial lawyer.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • “He is an incredibly knowledgeable and easy person to work with.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "James Larmour always provides excellent balanced and commercial advice. Well known and regarded in the infrastructure market. A go to lawyer."

    The Legal 500, 2023

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