James Kilgour

Consultant Partner
Recent Work

James is a partner and highly skilled banking and finance specialist with broad experience of general asset and structured finance, and particular expertise in real estate finance across the UK and Europe.

Having trained and worked at a large City firm, James has acted on a wide range of UK and large pan-European deals for borrowers and lenders. He has gained valuable insight from secondment opportunities at Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse and with Barclays’ structured property finance team, equipping him with a deep understanding of lender processes and requirements.

James has a proven track record advising on a wide variety of development and investment transactions across all asset classes, including student accommodation, mixed-use developments, logistics, retail, care homes and hotels. He regularly advises borrowers, banks, institutional investors, debt funds and other alternative lenders on senior and mezzanine positions across a full range of sectors.

*James Kilgour is a Consultant at Acuity Law working on a self-employed basis*

  • Structured property finance
  • Development finance
  • Cross-border property finance
  • Senior and mezzanine finance
  • Advising the lender on a £63 million facility for speculative development across sites in the South East
  • Lead lawyer on €565 million facility from a German lender for the financing of a pan-European office portfolio
  • Acting for the borrower on a number of residential developments, including the £18 million financing of flats in Bloomsbury and a luxury development in Mayfair, London
  • Advising debt fund on £40 million refinancing of headquarters building in Surrey
  • Advising lender on £11 million high-end residential development in St Johns Wood, London
  • Advising hotel group on £25 million refinancing of hotels in Soho and Amsterdam
  • Advising borrower on £10 million debt finance facilities for management buyout
  • Acting for alternative lenders on development financings (residential and mixed use) in London and the regions with an aggregate development value in excess of £150 million
  • The Banking & Finance Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Banking & Finance Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Construction Team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500
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