Dealmaker: Linklaters' James Inglis on groundbreaking deals, all-nighters and speaker phone mishaps

The magic circle M&A partner recalls an awkward incident involving a frank discussion inadvertently captured on voicemail

James Inglis

Last month, Linklaters City corporate partner James Inglis advised Amec Foster Wheeler on its £2.2bn sale to energy services company Wood Group. He is one of the lead partners acting for the British services group, alongside global M&A head Aedamar Comiskey.

Why did you become a lawyer? It seemed more fulfilling than being a banker, which is the direction that many of my contemporaries took at the time, with the opportunity to create long-term relationships with clients.

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