James Wood | Sydney | Hogan Lovells

James Wood

Partner Corporate & Finance



Wood James

James Wood
Wood James
  • Overview
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James is an investment funds partner in our fully integrated global investment funds practice. He advises private capital participants on a broad range of private equity and funds transactions. James advises private equity houses and financial institutions on funds-related matters, offering noteworthy experience of multi-jurisdictional mandates.

He is known for his depth and breadth of experience in dealing with international fundraising, having spent years as an investment funds specialist in London, UK. He has advised on the establishment of some of the largest and successful private equity funds globally, including EQT, Apax Partners, CVC Capital Partners.  

James is the Hogan Lovells Australia partner with primary responsibility for pro bono activities, and is the regional co-chair of the firm’s Global Ability and Inclusion Network (GAIN).

Representative experience

Adamantem Capital on its ‘new economy’ Environment Opportunities Fund targeting AU$500 million in commitments.

Crescent Capital Partners on the establishment of Fund VII (AU$1bn), Fund VI with sidecar arrangements, Crescent Capital Partners Fund V and Fund IV, and a secondary transaction.

Crescent Capital Partners on various secondary transactions, co-investments and GP-led continuation investment vehicles.

Dinimus on its establishment of successive vintages of private credit funds (open and closed structures).

Genesis Capital on the formation of its first private equity fund, raising AU$200 million in commitments.

Linear Capital on establishing its USD Fund V and Annex Fund II with a total commitment of US$500 million.

Liverpool Partners on the establishment of the Q Private Equity Direct Trust for its targeted AU$400 million fundraising next year, with cornerstone investment from the AU$9 billion Qantas Super Fund.

IDA Group on launch of its AU$300 million real estate debt/lending fund.

Qualitas on its first and second flagship opportunities funds, and its first build-to-rent fund with a total debt and equity capitalisation of AU$1.2 billion.

Linear Capital on the establishment of Linear Capital V, L.P. and LCCP Opportunity Fund II, L.P. with target capital commitments of up to US$300m, and US$200m respectively. 

SC Lowy on the final close of SC Lowy Strategic Investments II, LP at US$450 million.

REST Super general advice on a series of private primary investments and co-investments in sponsors.

Telstra on the secondary sale of its entire global venture capital portfolio to a newly-formed fund manager, backed by HarbourVest.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney, Honours
Court admissions
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Law Society of New South Wales


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