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Ian Jack advises on a broad range of banking and finance transactions, including project finance, acquisitions finance and property financings, and restructurings. Ian has been recognized by Chambers UK and Legal 500 for his restructuring, project finance, and acquisition finance experience. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Ian served as Co-Head of Global Restructuring & Insolvency at Baker & McKenzie and leader of its London practice.


  • Acquisition finance
  • Banking and finance
  • Financial institutions
  • Loans and credit facilities
  • Private equity
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency



  • Advised on Lufthansa's sale of British Midland International (BMI) to British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG).°
  • Acted for the steering committee of creditors (comprising bondholders, commercial banks, trade finance creditors, and official government sector creditors) in relation to the restructuring of the U.S. $16.7 billion of financial indebtedness of JSC BTA Bank, the leading Kazakh bank.°
  • Acted for Autostrada Wielkopolska II S.A. and the project sponsors, Kulczyk Holding S.A, Meridiam, and Strabag in connection with the EUR1.6 billion project financing for the construction and operation of Section II of the A2 toll motorway in Poland, a section of the Berlin to Moscow highway.°
  • Represented Izmir Liman Isletmeciligi AS, a consortium company formed by international and local industry and financial parties, in connection with the financing of the privatization of Izmir Port, Turkey.°
  • Acted for PrimaCom in relation to the refinancing and settlement of its senior and second secured debt in excess of EUR1 billion through the sale of Multikabel and the borrowing of EUR280 million senior debt and EUR69 million senior secured notes.°
  • Acted for Sonae on the debt financing of its unsolicited bid for Portugal Telecom. The debt package comprised more than EUR14 billion in total.°
  • Acted for Optimus Telecomunicações, S.A in relation to the EUR575 million refinancing of its 2G and financing of its 3G networks in Portugal.°
  • Acted for Royal Bank of Canada as lead arranger of GBP385 million facilities for the acquisition of National Car Parks for 3i Plc and in connection with the negotiation of additional subordinated debt.°
  • Advised 3i and STAR Capital Partners on the LBO of SR Technics and follow-on acquisition and refinancing by SR Technics.°
  • Acted for Deutsche Bank in relation to the financing and refinancings of its acquisition of České Radiokomunikace.°
  • Represented the issuer, a multinational bathroom and sanitary ware manufacturer, in connection with the financial restructuring of its debt obligations and subsequent sale to Anchorage Capital. The issuer was a Belgian company with Luxembourg listing, and New York and English documentation and numerous country guarantors.°
  • Acting for a bank and hedging creditor in relation to the restructuring largely implemented through a UK scheme of arrangement for Premier Oil PLC.°
  • Acted for the senior syndicate of lenders on the restructuring options available in relation to the financing of the "Gherkin" office tower in the City of London, and also for Deloitte LLP in relation to the enforcement over the property by way of receivership.°
  • Acted for Crossroads, a European-based private equity house, as the lead investor on the acquisition financing comprising senior and mezzanine facilities of the purchase of OKD a.s., the largest private equity transaction in the Czech Republic in 2004, the largest transaction in the Czech Republic, and one of the largest transactions of its type in Central Europe.°
  • Acted for Platinum Equity LLC in relation to the £140 million facilities for the acquisition of the logistics business of Hays plc.°
  • Acted for Deutsche Bank in relation the debt-financing of to its bid to acquire Bulgartabac in the privatization process organized by the government of Bulgaria, the largest privatization proposed to date in Bulgaria.°
  • Acted for Oriflame International SA in connection with its public to private transaction comprising senior facilities of €170 million and mezzanine facilities of €50 million arranged by AIB Capital Markets plc and Intermediate Capital Group plc respectively.°
  • Acted for The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd in relation to its £55 million development financing facility to West End Quay Limited for the acquisition and development of land at Paddington Basin.°
  • Acted for Hutchison Whampoa Properties Limited's £38 million facility from Midland Bank to the Development of Graham Terrace in London.°
  • Acted for Hutchison Whampoa Properties Limited in relation to the £115 million financing of the acquisition and development of Albion Wharf.°
  • Advised Merchant Bridge with respect to the debt financing of its bid to win an Iraqi mobile telecoms license, which has a total value of U.S. $1.25b.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Jack prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Solicitor, JIEB Qualified

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Highly Regarded," Banking, Financial Restructuring, Project Finance, and Real Estate Finance, 2020-2021
  • Member, INSOL International
    • Co-Technical Chair, INSOL Dubai, 2016
  • Member, R3
  • Member, TMA


  • L.S.F., College of Law at Guildford, 1998
  • LL.B., University of Exeter/UK, 1987
  • JIEB Qualified
  • England and Wales
  • French, Fluent