Gadens strengthens with new restructuring partner in Sydney

National firm Gadens has appointed James Roland as a partner in its Banking and Finance Team in Sydney. James joins Gadens from TurksLegal, prior to which he was senior legal counsel at National Australia Bank. Highly regarded and well recognised in his field, James offers specialist expertise across all areas of corporate restructuring, banking, and insolvency law.

Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens’ Chief Executive Officer said:
"James is a valuable addition to our national Banking and Finance Team. With 20 years’ experience advising secured lenders in relation to managing corporate loan exposures, including refinancing and restructuring transactions, informal workouts, all forms of insolvency administration and enforcement, James will play a prominent role in helping to lead and grow our banking, insolvency and restructuring practice, particularly in the Sydney market".

Commenting on his decision to join Gadens, James Roland said:
"Gadens has a strong banking, insolvency and restructuring practice which is ideally positioned to provide great service and value to clients. I was immediately impressed by the firm's strategic focus and its commitment to fostering a united and collaborative culture. I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success of a strong and growing team".

"Through his career, James has advised on a number of high profile and complex insolvency and restructuring matters. His expertise will complement existing capabilities across our firm and enhance our specialist offerings for clients. We are delighted to welcome James to Gadens", concluded Mr Scott-Hayward.

Joining Gadens with James is Clementine Woodhouse, an Associate in the Banking & Finance Team.

For more information, contact:

Russell Fox
Head of Business Development & Marketing
Tel:  +61 3 9612 8285
Mobile: +61 415 500 753

About Gadens
Gadens is a leading, independent Australian top 10 law firm with over 700 people, including 92 partners. The firm regularly undertakes highly complex and day-to-day legal matters for a wide range of clients. These include major Australian and multi-national organisations – Gadens is advisor to more than a quarter of the Top 200 companies listed on the ASX – as well as small to medium sized businesses.

Well regarded for our specialist, market-leading practices, we work with clients across a number of industry specialisations. Our significant breadth and depth of expertise encompasses banking and finance, corporate advisory and tax, dispute resolution, employment advisory, government, intellectual property and technology, private clients, property and construction, planning and environment, recovery and insolvency.


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