JIFREE CADER co-heads Sidley’s Restructuring group in London. He has a wealth of experience in advising clients on all facets of European insolvencies and restructurings.
Jifree works closely with private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks and other distressed debt and par investors, providing advice on their investment portfolios. He has also advised insolvency practitioners.
Jifree is ranked in Chambers UK 2024 for Restructuring/Insolvency, where sources claim “He is a dynamic and commercial international restructuring lawyer with strong Chinese market experience.” “Jifree is a strong lawyer who is able to provide solid advice both from a legal and commercial perspective.” “Jifree is a superstar and has been highly impactful on very complex transactions.” Jifree was recognized as a “Leading Individual” for Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency in The Legal 500 UK 2024. Sources note, “Jifree stands out amongst his peers. He is hands-on when working on complex deals.” He has been recognized as a “Next Generation Partner” for Restructuring/Insolvency in The Legal 500 UK 2023 . Previously, Jifree was ranked in Chambers UK 2023 for Restructuring/Insolvency, where it states that “Jifree goes the extra mile for his clients.” Sources from the 2022 edition commented; “Jifree is a forceful personality and will drive a deal to completion through sheer will and determination” and “he is very strong technically, very personable and very client-centric.” Jifree has also been recognized in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100’ list for 2021.
The London Restructuring practice, which Jifree co-heads, won the “Restructuring Team of the Year” award at the Legal Business Awards 2023. The team also won the highly prestigious “Innovation in rescue, restructuring and recovery (Law firm)” category at the 2021 FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2021.
Prior to joining Sidley in 2016, Jifree was a partner in the restructuring practice of another international law firm.