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James is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London. He has experience representing underwriters, trustees and issuers on a range of debt capital markets and structured finance transactions.
Represented CLO arrangers / placement agents including BNPP, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan on warehousing and establishing European CLOs including St Paul's III, Dryden 35, Oak Hill III, Tikehau, Oak Hill IV, BlueMountain Fuji and Babson 2016-1.
Represented Cerberus Capital Management in connection with multiple bids on performing and non-performing asset portfolios (including real estate, aviation, shipping and renewable energy assets) in Ireland, the UK and continental Europe.
Represented Barclays Bank and Citigroup as Joint Lead Managers on the offering by Saderea Limited (an Irish SPV) of a structured repackaging whereby U.S.$253,189,000 12.5 per cent. Senior Secured Amortising Bonds due 2026 were issued and secured on promissory notes issued by the Republic of Ghana to Euroget de Invest S.A.E., an Egyptian construction company, to finance the construction of civilian and military hospitals in Ghana.
Represented Bridgepoint on the conduit securitisation aspect of their January 2017 purchase of Zenith, an auto loans conglomerate.
Represented Ukreximbank and Oschadbank, both state-owned Ukrainian financial institutions, on the successful reprofiling of their international capital markets indebtedness as part of the wider International Monetary Fund's four-year US$17.5 billion Extended Fund Facility for Ukraine.
Represented Wells Fargo as cash/bond administrator on issuance by Temese Funding 1 plc of £270.25 million notes listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, the first securitisation of UK equipment lease receivables, originated by Investec Asset Finance.
Represented Barclays Bank and J.P. Morgan as joint bookrunners in connection with the issuance of ZAR2,000,000,000 7.25 per cent. Senior Unsecured Convertible Bonds due 2019 of Aveng Limited, a leading South African infrastructure development consortium.
Represented ZIF / Cognor, a Polish metals group, on debt exchange and listing of new high yield and exchangeable notes on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Represented a major European bank in Singapore-based liability management exercise coordinated with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Represented Trustee institutions including Bank of New York, Deutsche Bank, US Bank, Law Debenture Trust Corporation and Citibank on a range of high yield debt issuances, consent solicitations and related transactions.