The Lawyer named London partner James Crooks to the 2020 edition of its “Hot 100” list. The annual list recognizes the United Kingdom’s most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar. James was praised for helping shape the legal profession.
James co-leads Sidley’s London leveraged finance practice, which is a crucial part of the firm’s Private Equity team, advising LBO 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. He is distinguished for playing a crucial role in establishing the thriving practice in Sidley’s London office including advising such industry heavyweights in 2019 as Apollo, Blackstone, Compass, HIG, KKR, Northleaf, Soros and TowerBrook.