James P. Burnett

Partner
London
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
Profile Experience

James Burnett, a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' London office, focuses on high yield debt securities and leveraged finance.

Mr. Burnett represents investment banks, private equity firms, and corporations in public and private equity and debt offerings, bridge loans, acquisition financing, and liability management transactions, with a particular emphasis on issuances of high yield debt securities and leveraged transactions. Now located in London, Mr. Burnett has previously worked in the firm's Los Angeles office and was the Corporate Department Chair of the Hong Kong office.  

Mr. Burnett’s recent experience includes advising:

  • DBS, J.P. Morgan, and UBS in the issuance of senior notes by Jubilant Pharma
  • Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in the issuance of senior notes by NagaCorp
  • Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank , HSBC, J.P. Morgan, and Société Générale in green bond financing for Azure Power
  • Renew Power on its issuance of senior secured notes
  • China Southern Power Grid on its issuance of senior notes
  • Huachen Energy on its issuance of senior notes
  • Shandong Yuhuang Chemical on its issuance of senior notes
  • BNP Paribas, Guotai Junan International, and China Securities International in the issuance of senior notes by Reward International
  • Vedanta Resources on its issuance of senior notes 
  • Citigroup, Credit Suisse, DBS, HSBC, and J.P. Morgan in bond financing for Jubilant Pharma
  • Deutsche Bank in bond financing for Braas Monier Building Group
  • J.P. Morgan Chase in a private placement of senior secured floating rate notes for Synlab
  • J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and various other banks in bond and super senior RCF financing for Cinven’s acquisition of Labco and Synlabs
  • EQT in bond and term loan financing for the acquisition of Siemens Audiology
  • Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan in bond and super senior RCF financing for Iceland Foods
  • PAI Partners in PIK bond financing for the acquisition of R&R Ice Cream, and R&R Ice Cream in various follow-on bond financings
  • J.P. Morgan in bond and super senior RCF financing for Autodistribution
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and UniCredit in bond and super senior RCF financing for Avanza
  • BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan in various bond financings for Millicom
  • Goldman Sachs and a syndicate of banks in fixed and floating rate bond and super senior RCF financing for TMF Group
  • CVC Capital Partners in bridge, term loan, and bond LBO financing for the acquisition of Sunrise Communications and Sunrise Communications in a subsequent senior secured bond and term loan financing
  • Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and a syndicate of banks in senior secured bond and super senior RCF financings for Viridian
  • Sponsors and various banks in numerous auction processes requiring bridge commitment papers
Publications and Presentations
  • “Leveraged Finance: Market Update and Key Trends,” Fifteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of US Law on EU Practice, 2016 (panelist)
  • “Documenting Receivables Financings in Leveraged Finance and High Yield Transactions,” The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitization 2016 (co-author)    
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