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Akin Gump LLP

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James Terry

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Partner; Financial Restructuring

Position

James Terry practices in the areas of cross-border and domestic financial restructuring, workouts and insolvency. He represents hedge funds, bondholders, institutional lenders, secondary market investors and creditor committees in relation to strategic and legal issues concerning their distressed debt and special situation investments. Mr. Terry is a leading practitioner in the London market on Norwegian bond restructurings as well as restructurings in the offshore, oil and gas and shipping sectors.

To learn more about Mr. Terry, please visit his full profile: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/james-terry.html

Education

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


London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Benefiting from 'top-drawer knowledge and experience', Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's 12-partner team is 'absolutely at the top of its game' and remains the standout practice in the market on behalf of bondholders engaged in complex international restructurings. 'A market leader on private placement cross-border restructurings', co-head Barry Russell's 'strong reputation and knowledge of all the players in the London market are critical value-drivers leading to optimal commercial results'. Russell's recent highlights include acting for the private placement noteholders in relation to Premier Oil’s restructuring and Carillion’s insolvency. Praised for his 'depth of knowledge in several areas on the law', Tom Bannister worked closely with Russell on the aforementioned instructions and is also noted for his 'timely and practical advice'. 'Commercial and thoughtful' co-head James Roome recently represented Brunswick Rail, a Russian railcar leasing business, on its $600m bond restructuring. The 'highly commercial and strategic' James Terry is a leading practitioner in the London market on Norwegian bond restructurings as well as restructurings in the offshore oil and gas and shipping sectors. The 'energetic and pragmatic' Liz Osborne, 'excellent' Neil Devaney and Emma Simmonds are also recommended.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 's oil and gas offering covers corporate transactions, regulatory matters and energy disputes under the leadership of corporate specialist John C. LaMaster and litigator Justin Williams . The team is currently advising Soma on its new exploration project in offshore Somalia. and the Palestine Power Generation Company appointed the group to oversee its project to develop a power plant in Northern Palestine which will initially be fuelled by natural gas from Israel and then from Gaza. James Terry and Marc Hammerson acted for Nordic Trustee on the acquisition of the Xcite North Sea oil business by a SPV by Norwegian bond holders. Richard Hornshaw is also a key name to note; he represented Tatneft in English Court proceedings against four Ukrainian defendants seeking the recovery of $400m arising from allegations of fraud which allegedly deprived the client of revenue. Julian Nichol joined the firm's project finance group from Bracewell (UK) LLP .

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