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 a broad range of fund-related matters, focusing on:

  • Raising and marketing private funds across a broad range of asset classes and strategies
  • Asset management M&A transactions (control and minority/GP stakes)
  • GP-led secondary transactions
  • Establishing bespoke strategic partnership and joint venture arrangements. 



Recognitions Highlights

Mr. McCrory has been listed as a Next Generation Partner each year 2021-2024 by Legal 500 UK for Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Funds. 

He was listed as Up and Coming by Chambers UK 2021 for Investment Funds: Private Equity and was recognized as a spotlight practitioner by Chambers UK 2021 for Investments Funds: Private Equity – Credit Funds.

“Not only technically excellent but also very commercial. He takes the lead and anticipates what will be required and gets on with helping to reach a deal.” 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

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
  • LLB (Hons) in Law & European Law, University of Nottingham, 2004