JAMES CROOKS is highly skilled in matters related to debt finance. His practice is focused on advising private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and credit funds on debt financing transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, syndicated lending, asset backed financings, debt restructurings and general banking arrangements.
James is ranked for Acquisition Finance by The Legal 500 UK 2023, with clients saying “The acquisition finance team has proven itself to be an extremely valued partner in our negotiation and risk assessment of all legal matters. The team brings innovation and diversity of thought in all discussions with lenders, being commercial and providing insightful guidance relative to market context.” He is also listed as a Notable Practitioner for Banking and Capital Markets: Debt by IFLR1000 2020. He has also recently been recognized in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100’ list for 2020.Prior to joining Sidley in 2016, James was a partner in the corporate and financial services practice of another international law firm.
*Only admitted to practice in Scotland. Not admitted to practice in England and Wales.