James Cook is a managing director in the London office and part of the Restructuring Advisory practice. He has more than 17 years of debt advisory and restructuring experience and is a Chartered Accountant.

James has extensive experience advising creditors, debtors and other stakeholders in a broad range of complex restructuring and insolvency situations, including debt raising and refinancing, options analysis, financial restructurings and contingency planning. Many of these assignments have included cross-border considerations as well as challenging operational issues.

James’ sector expertise covers financial services, mining and commodities, automotive, retail, property and telecommunications.

Current and previous assignments include:

  • The restructuring of New World Resources, a central European hard coal producer with annual turnover of €630 million;
  • The financial restructuring of Arcapita Bank B.S.C, a Bahrain-based Sharia compliant investment bank with assets of $10 billion under management;
  • Supporting the management team of a global steel and raw material trading group (with debt facilities totaling $3.9 billion) in the operational restructuring of its business;
  • Advising a significant lender in the £2.1 billion debt restructuring of Punch Taverns plc; 
  • The financial restructuring of the WIND Hellas group (€1.8 billion debt), Greece’s third largest telecoms provider;
  • Project managing the workout of Snoras Bank, a €2 billion Lithuanian financial institution; and
  • Advising a UK property group with regard to the restructuring of its debt facilities (c.£900m) and contingency options. 

Other roles include advising a global automotive parts manufacturer in relation to the restructuring of its debt (US$200 million) and contingency planning exercises for a large multinational agricultural chemical testing company (€113 million debt) and a multinational consumer products manufacturer (£730 million debt) in support of their wider debt restructuring negotiations.

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