Restructuring and insolvency
James has advised on numerous restructuring and formal insolvency mandates dating back to before the 2008 financial crisis. Notable transactions on which James has worked include:
Winsway Enterprises Holdings Limited (now called E-Commodities Holdings Limited)
Advising a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed coal company on its bond restructuring, implemented through parallel Hong Kong and BVI schemes of arrangement and Chapter 15 proceedings. The deal was nominated for restructuring deal of the year at the British Legal Awards 2016.
Acting for the majority creditor in relation to the business media group's financial restructuring and debt-for-equity swap.
Acting for the ad hoc group of first lien lenders on the financial restructuring of this workplace services group.
Acting for the owner of the UK's only toll road in relation to the £1.6 billion restructuring of its loan and hedging liabilities, implemented through a two-stage scheme of arrangement.
Acting for the bank lenders in relation to the group's financial restructuring and later refinancing.
Acting for the UK company in relation to its release from its £1.8 billion pension deficit liability through the innovative sale of certain business divisions to its UK pension scheme.
Acting for the independent senior lenders in relation to the group's financial and operational restructuring, implemented through interlocking schemes of arrangement and a CVA.
Acting for the administrators in relation to the sale of the majority of the group’s business.
National Car Parks
Acting for the company in relation to its multi-stakeholder financial and operational restructuring.
Acting for the company in the period leading to its sale to British Airways.
Acting for the administrators of the UK subsidiary of Landsbanki Islands hf., in relation to the wind-down of its £1.1 billion estate.
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