Chris is a Principal Associate in the Banking and Finance team. He specialises in a range of debt finance work, including secured and unsecured, bilateral or syndicated lending both on a national, and international level.
Chris has a wealth of experience and contacts from previous roles in a top tier Banking & Finance team in Cardiff and in-house counsel at a leading financial services group.
He has particular experience in acquisition and leveraged finance, advising on non-standard lending transactions involving complex structures and security. He acts on behalf of either lenders (be they banks, private equity or other funds) or corporate borrowers.
Chris has extensive experience acting for lenders in respect of reviewing security and facility documents with a view to recovery. His experience covers a wide range of insolvency scenarios including appointing administrators and LPA receivers.
He has led on various corporate banking transactions, including provision of a multi-million revolving credit facility on a Loan Market Association basis. He frequently advises lender and borrower clients on complex debt structures involving senior and mezzanine debt. He provides specialist banking advice to the wider corporate team and is a key point of contact for many of our institutional lender and borrower clients.
He was recently described as a ‘Rising Star’ in the 2024 Legal 500 rankings in relation to banking and finance.
Chris project managed this deal really well and ensured the complications with overseas jurisdiction, intercreditor arrangements and offer documents, were dealt with swiftly and commercially. His communication with the borrower’s advisers was tactful and ensured all parties were fully aware of what was required within the bank’s legal parameters.
Ashley Charlton, Relationship Director, HSBC Bank PLC
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