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James Terry

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Partner; Financial Restructuring


James Terry is a partner in Akin Gump's financial restructuring group. He practices in the areas of cross-border and domestic financial restructuring, workouts and insolvency, and advises clients in relation to strategic and legal issues concerning their distressed debt and special situations investments. James has broad knowledge in a range of different business sectors including telecommunications, packaging, paper, transport, mining, automotive, energy and power. James is known as the leading practitioner in the London market for Norwegian and other Scandinavian restructurings, as well as restructurings in the offshore, oil and gas and shipping sectors. His clients include hedge funds, bondholders, institutional lenders, secondary market investors and creditor committees.

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L.P.C., The College of Law, Chester, 1994; LL.B., University of Leeds, 1993.

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

James Terry - Akin Gump LLP

Within: Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Headed by James Roome and Barry Russell, Akin Gump LLP's 13-partner team dominates the public bondholder and private placement space. It is consequently involved in many of the biggest-ticket global mandates, leveraging the expertise of practitioners in key international locations including New York, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong. The team is appreciated by clients for its willingness and ability to 'make a deal, even between disparate and different types of stakeholders', and while the team may be more limited in scope than some of ranked firms, it has 'unrivalled experience in representing bondholder committees in distressed situations'. Although the practice is sector agnostic it has particular strength in the energy space, where James Terry has provided an 'outstanding service' to Norwegian Trustee and across high yield restructurings in the oil and gas industry. 'A very safe pair of hands for all complex restructuring work', Liz Osborne has an 'excellent profile in the market' and recently led the firm's work as independent international counsel in connection with the negotiation, agreement, and implementation of the settlement plan for Croatia-based conglomerate Agrokor on its high-profile restructuring. Emma Simmonds 'consistently provides pragmatic advice in complex situations' and is also recommended.

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