James Cunningham-Davis, LL.B (Hons.), FCSI

Career, responsibilities and experience

In 1993 James joined an Isle of Man Solicitors practice as a Solicitor, which subsequently became the International law firm, Appleby. The original Solicitors practice also had an associated Company and Trust Service Provider where James was a senior member of the team, and in 1994, James was promoted to Managing Director.

James joined Abaris Chartered Accountants in November 2018 as Consultant with specific responsibility for business development, management strategy and responsibility for various clients.

During his 25 plus years working within the international legal, corporate and trust service sectors, James has gained specialisms in varied client facing areas:

  • Holding fiduciary and advisory roles on complex, tax driven structures including all levels of property holding structures, including transactions in excess of £150m and trading operations, including major European operations with turnover in excess of £150m
  • Holding directorships and company secretarial roles of both PLUS markets and AIM quoted companies. With specific involvement, from the initial seeding of the companies and progressing through IPO and thereafter maintaining registration on the respective markets.  Also dealing with de-listing from PLUS to re-list on AIM and in various reverse takeover situations.
  • Experience in all aviation structuring matters including commercial aviation leasing finance and securitisation, EU VAT importations

Qualifications / Memberships

James graduated from the University of Buckingham as LL.B.(Hons) and was subsequently admitted as Solicitor of England and Wales and also a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man in 1995 and as a (non-practicing) Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland in 1998.  James is also a Fellow of the Securities Institute and a member of the International Compliance Association.

Contact Details

Email:   jcd@abarisca.com
Phone:    +44 (0) 1 534 888860