James Simpson



Financial Advisory


London, United Kingdom

James Simpson is a Director in Lazard’s Restructuring & Liability Management team in London. He joined the firm in 2015 and joined the London team in 2020.

James previously worked for Lazard in the Restructuring & Liability Management team in New York and Australia, in the London Restructuring teams of Houlihan Lokey and Allen & Overy, and in the Debt Solutions team of Gresham Partners in Australia.

James has experience in a wide range of liability management and financial restructuring transactions, advising companies and creditor groups in financial distress and special situations, including amend-and-extend transactions, debt exchange offers, debt-for-equity exchanges, capital raises and recapitalizations.

James holds a BCom (Corp. Fin.) and LLB with Honours from the University of Adelaide and an MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford.

Our offices in the United Kingdom

Lazard has been a leading player in the United Kingdom's financial centre since the firm opened its first London office in 1877. Today, the U.K. remains one of the largest operations in Lazard’s global network.

Based in the heart of one of the world’s most international and connected financial hubs, with unrivalled access to global markets, Lazard U.K. advises clients on strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, debt and capital structure and capital raising.

Lazard's client relationships are built on trust and discretion, drawing on more than 175 years of experience working with leading businesses globally.