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James Watson

James Watson

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

James is a senior associate in the restructuring and insolvency team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London office. Before joining the firm in 2005, James studied Law at Magdalen College, Oxford University.

He has advised on a range of restructuring and formal insolvency matters, acting for individual lenders, steering committees, sponsors, borrowers and insolvency officeholders. His experience includes using UK schemes of arrangement, CVAs, receiverships and pre-pack administrations to implement restructuring solutions and maximise value.

He has also advised in relation to the potential or actual failure of a number of financial institutions during and after the banking crisis of 2008, including acting for the administrators of the UK subsidiary of a major Icelandic bank following its insolvency.

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