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James Terry


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 distressed debt and special situations.

James is recognised as a leading restructuring lawyer in Chambers UK, Chambers Global, PLC’s Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook, and Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers. He is also recognised in the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. James 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.


  • Representing ad hoc committees of bondholders of Aker Kvaerner, Barak, Cecon, Cenargo, Completel, Concordia Bus, Damovo Group, Dannemora Minerals, Emap, Equinox Offshore, FPS Ocean, Greycoat, Interoil, Invitel, Luxfer Holdings, Marine Subsea, Master Marine, Monitor Oil, MPF Corporation, MPU Offshore, Nexus Floating Production, Norse Energy Corp, Northern Offshore, Northern Rock, Northland Resources, OSA Goliath, OSX, Petrojack, Petromena, Petroplus, Petroprod, Plantation Place, Preem AB, Remedial Offshore, Renewable Energy Corp, Rubicon Offshore, SAirGroup Finance, Schefenacker, Sea Production, Sevan Marine, Skeie Drilling, Song Networks, Texon International, TH Global (formerly Kvaerner plc), TXU and Versatel
  • Representing lenders to Alinta Energy, Cardinal Resources, Derby Cycle, Four Seasons Healthcare, JR Crompton, Klöckner Pentaplast, LeisureLink, Martinsa Fadesa, Mood Media, Schieder Möbel, Selecta and TI Automotive
  • Representing members of creditors’ committees of TXU Europe
  • Representing the voluntary liquidators of Railtrack Group plc on the distribution of £1.2 billion to its shareholders


Distressed Debt in High Yield, AFME 8th Annual European High Yield Conference, London (Nov. 13 2013)

Outlining Examples of Restructuring in Norway and Sweden Since 2007 and Looking at the Pipeline Going Forward, Euromoney Scandinavian High Yield Bond Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (Dec. 4 2012) 

Awards & Honors

  • Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring (2013)
  • Chambers UK — Leaders in Their Field, Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Chambers Global, Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Legal 500, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • PLC’s Cross-Border Handbook, Restructuring and Insolvency (2011–2012)
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, United Kingdom (2009)

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