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James Roome

Partner

James Roome is a member of Bingham’s Executive Board and is managing partner of the firm’s London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices. He is also co-chair of the firm’s global Financial Restructuring Group (European head). An English lawyer who concentrates on UK and cross-border insolvency, workouts and restructurings, James handles litigation and advises on a wide range of debt and equity investments on behalf of financial institution clients. He has advised on numerous restructurings of distressed bonds, notes and loans in Europe.

James is consistently named as a leading individual by Chambers UK, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, the Legal 500, PLC’s Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook, Who’s Who Legal, and IFLR 1000, among others.

James was admitted as a solicitor in England in 1984 and in Hong Kong in 1985. He is a licensed insolvency practitioner.

Experience

  • Advising on the workout and restructuring of distressed bonds and notes in Europe, including representing noteholders of Atrium European Real Estate (formerly Meinl European Land), BAA, Concordia Bus, Damovo Group, Depfa, Elektrim, Focus DIY, Head NV, Independent News & Media, Irish Nationwide Building Society, Kremikovtzi, Marconi Corporation, Petroplus, Phoenix Pharmahandel, Preem AB, Schefenacker, SwissAir, Truvo, Vantico International, Versatel Telecom International, Welcome Break, and Wind Hellas
  • Representing lenders in LBO restructurings, including Alliance Medical, Arcapita, Bulgaria Telecom, Europackaging, European Directories, Findus, Gala Coral, Ineos, Mauser, Monier, Schieder Möbel, Terreal, TMD Friction and Viridian
  • Representing the mezzanine syndicate on the restructuring of Level One, a real estate securitisation vehicle
  • Representing numerous financial institutions in relation to prime broking, derivative and bond claims following the collapse of Lehman Brothers
  • Representing the junior debtholders on the restructuring of Queens Moat Houses
  • Representing the EGO BV bondholders in the administration of TXU Europe
  • Acting on a number of high-profile and international insolvencies, including the representation of the liquidators of Railtrack Group plc; a central role in the liquidation of Bank of Credit & Commerce International (BCCI) in London and the Middle East; and the liquidation of Carrian Holdings, a complex operation doing business in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China

Events

Publications

Memberships

  • INSOL Europe
  • INSOL International
  • City of London Law Society (Insolvency Committee)
  • European Insolvency Practitioners Association
  • Fellow, Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)
  • Insolvency Lawyers’ Association

Awards & Honors

  • IFLR1000, Restructuring and Insolvency (2014)
  • Chamber Global, Restructuring and Insolvency (2013–2014)

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