Colin Chang | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Colin Chang
 Colin Chang

Colin Chang

Partner, Paris, London

T +33 1 55 04 58 15

T +44 207 532 1481

E cchang@whitecase.com

“Interviewees value Colin Chang’s ability to bridge different cultures and his strong technical ability. One source says: ‘He has excellent communication skills and knowledge of how to manage situations. He looks after his clients very well.’”

Chambers Global 2014

Overview

A partner in the Firm's Paris Capital Markets Group, Colin is a leading securities lawyer whose practice focuses on high yield finance deals.

Colin's clients benefit from his extensive experience representing underwriters, private equity sponsors and issuers in high yield offerings and bridge-to-high yield finance deals in both the European and US markets.

He has played a key role in numerous landmark deals, noted both for their scale and multi jurisdictional complexity. Drawing on his significant capital markets experience, he helps clients to navigate intricate technical issues involved in a broad variety of transactions, from high yield offerings and bridge financings to liability management and high yield debt restructurings.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Paris Bar
  • Quebec Bar

Education

  • LLB, McGill University
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, McGill University
  • BA, Yale University

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

Europcar €475 million High Yield Bond Offering, 2015

Colin acted for Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and BNP Paribas, as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, and Goldman Sachs International, HSBC Bank plc, Lloyds Bank plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and Société Générale, as Joint Bookrunners, in connection with the offering by Europcar Notes Limited of €475 million 5.75% Senior Notes due 2022.

Elis €800 Million High Yield Bond Offering, 2015

Colin advised the joint bookrunners on the refinancing of Elis existing debt through a high yield bond offering of €800 million senior notes due 2022.

Fives €580 Million High Yield Bond Offering, 2014

Colin advised joint bookrunners J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, BNP Paribas, HSBC and Société Générale on the refinancing of Fives existing senior and mezzanine debt through a high yield bond offering of an aggregate principal amount of €580 million.

Novacap €310 Million High Yield Bond Offering, 2014

Colin advised Novacap International on its debut high yield offering of €310 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2019.

Quick €595 Million High Yield Bond Offering, 2014

Colin advised Financière Quick on its debut offering of €440 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2019 and €155 million unsecured floating rate notes due 2019.

Elior €350 Million High Yield Bond Offering, 2013

Colin advised bookrunners J.P. Morgan, Crédit Agricole, HSBC and Nomura in connection with the high yield bond offering of €350 million 6.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 by Elior.

Faurecia €250, €350 and €140 Million High Yield Bond Offerings, 2011–2012

Colin acted for Crédit Agricole CIB, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International and Natixis in the high yield bond offering of €250 million 8.75% Senior Notes due 2019 by Faurecia. Also acting on Faurecia's debut high yield bond offering of €350 million 9.375% Senior Notes due 2016, and its follow-on high yield bond offering of €140 million 9.375% Senior Notes due 2016.

Zhaikmunai US$450 Million High Yield Bond Offering, 2010

Colin acted for Zhaikmunai L.P. in the Rule 144A/Regulation S high yield offering of US$450 million 10.5% senior notes due 2015 by its subsidiary, Zhaikmunai Finance B.V. (underwritten by Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and ING).

Pipe Holdings £150 Million Rule 144A/ Regulation S Offering, 2010

Colin acted for Deutsche Bank AG and HSBC Bank plc in the Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of £150 million 9.50% senior secured notes due 2015 by Pipe Holdings plc.

DTEK Finance US$500 Million Rule 144A/Regulation S High Yield Offering, 2010

Colin acted for ING and RBS in a Rule 144A/Regulation S high yield offering by DTEK Finance B.V. of US$500 million 9.5% senior notes due 2015.

WIND Hellas financial restructuring, 2010

Colin acted for Weather Investments S.p.A. in relation to the financial restructuring and sale of WIND Hellas.

Novasep €270 Million and US$150 Million High Yield Bond Offerings, 2009

Colin acted for Novasep in its Rule 144A/Regulation S high yield offering of €270 million 9.625% senior secured notes due 2016 and US$150 million 9.75% senior secured notes due 2016 (underwritten by J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas).

Publications

  • Intercreditor terms – How super is your senior?, International Financial Law Review, May 2011, (co-author)
  • WIND Hellas: A complex restructuring in a global recession, Practical Law Company Journal, February 2011, (co-author)

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Europe 2016, Chambers Global 2016

Capital Markets: Debt – France

Leading Lawyer (Band 1) "High-Yield Specialist" Lawyer, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2016

Capital Markets – France