Co-Head of Restructuring, EMEA
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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James Stonebridge is a banking lawyer based in London. He focuses on restructuring and insolvency matters as well as undertaking general banking transactions.
James' practice covers corporate and debt restructuring and recovery assignments acting for lenders, management and other stakeholders as well as insolvency and distressed debt matters.
James' recent experience includes acting for co-ordinating committees of banks on the financial restructuring of major shipping groups, acting for lenders in the oil and gas sector, and for a Middle Eastern conglomerate on its multi-billion dollar bank debt restructuring. James acted for a syndicate of lenders on the first UK cross-class cram-down case under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.
He is recommended in the Legal 500 2021 where he is described as combining "working through complex, international restructuring and insolvency situations".
James is a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and an INSOL member. He is a regular speaker and writer on banking, restructuring and insolvency matters and recent work includes contributing to Gore-Browne on Companies, Jordans, Tolley’s Insolvency Law and Lightman & Moss: The Law of Receivers and Administrators of Companies, Sweet & Maxwell, 5th Edn.
James has been a solicitor since 1996 and a licensed insolvency practitioner since 1999. He became a partner in 2006.
Dealing with distress: Business restructuring and rescue
Publication | January 04, 2023
The outlook for 2023: What to expect in the syndicated loans market
Publication | January 02, 2023
UK Government moves to adopt new UNCITRAL Model Laws on Cross-Border Insolvency
Publication | August 22, 2022