King & Spalding LLC
James Stull is a partner based in the Dubai office in our Private Funds and Capital Markets practices. James primarily focuses on advising sponsors of private investments funds and REITs. James regularly represents Middle East and international sponsors to establish conventional and Shari’ah compliant funds to invest in various assets classes, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, energy and infrastructure, listed equities, sukuk and bonds, mezzanine and senior credit, and other alternative assets.
James advises clients on securities laws and the corporate and regulatory aspects of structuring, establishing and liquidating various fund structures, with substantial experience in emerging markets. He regularly assists clients seeking to raise money or deploy capital in the U.S., the various Gulf Cooperation Council jurisdictions and the wider Middle East-North Africa region. He also has extensive experience counselling sovereign wealth funds, family offices and institutional investors on their investments in private funds.
In addition, James advises clients on the structuring and establishment of asset management and advisory businesses, as well as the formation of carried interest plans and management arrangements among fund principals. He also has substantial experience in cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and general corporate and securities matters.
James has been recognized as a leading funds lawyer by Chambers Global, which notes that “clients have nothing but praise” for him and that he explains “complex matters with ease”. He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 for his Middle East funds, corporate and capital market practices. He was named a “Rising Star” by Law 360 in asset management in 2017 and 2018. He was named to MENA Fund Manager’s 2016 “Power 30” list, which recognizes influential Middle East-based professionals in the fund services sector.
James is a frequent author and speaker on asset management, investment funds and related topics.