James McCrory is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Mr. McCrory advises asset managers with respect to raising and marketing private funds across a broad range of strategies, establishing bespoke strategic partnership, joint venture, co-investment and managed account arrangements, fund restructurings, as well as providing advice as to fund operational matters. Additionally, he represents institutional investors in connection with their cornerstone private fund investments, and separate managed accounts.

Mr. McCrory advises clients across Europe, Asia, and North America. Clients include LaSalle, CDPQ, Oaktree, Ares, Tata Capital, Generali, Partners Group, a global US tech giant, and Go-Jek.

Recognition Highlights

“James McCrory stands out as a very strong practitioner. He is always available, very responsive and keeps a positive attitude, whatever the circumstances. This makes him a pleasure to work with. His advice is always taking due account of all dynamics involved, including the commercial side of things.” The Legal 500 UK 2022

Mr. McCrory “has a strong profile in the real estate funds space and leads on the firm's most complex mandates.” The Legal 500 UK 2022

He is listed as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 UK 2021 for Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Funds. He is also listed as Up and Coming by Chambers UK 2021 for Investment Funds: Private Equity and is recognized as a spotlight practitioner by Chambers UK 2021 for Investments Funds: Private Equity – Credit Funds.

Mr. McCrory “goes the extra mile to deal with things. He makes your life easier because he covers everything…” Chambers UK 2021 – Investment Funds

According to clients, Mr. McCrory is “practical, pragmatic, highly efficient and thoughtful.” Chambers UK 2020 – Investment Funds

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2006
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Nottingham, 2004
    Law with European Law