Chris is an associate in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency group in London.
Chris has experience with cross-border insolvency issues, distressed debt investments, restructurings, administrations, company voluntary arrangements and schemes of arrangement. In addition, his experience includes involvement in capital markets and debt finance transactions. Chris has worked with a diverse range of clients, including distressed investors, creditor committees, banks, debtors, agents and directors.
Chris spent ten months on secondment with Anchorage Capital Group in 2020, supporting their European legal practice. In 2017-2018, Chris spent eight months on secondment with the legal department of the European Special Situations Group of Goldman Sachs, advising on restructuring and corporate transactions. Chris has also previously spent six months working in the Firm's Singapore office, where his focus was on corporate M&A and project finance matters.
Representation of an ad-hoc group of noteholders in relation to the financial restructuring of the Senvion group.
Representation of certain companies within the Karen Millen group, a high street retail business, in connection with an accelerated M&A process and sale by way of pre-packaged administration.
Representation of certain companies within the Coast group, a high street retail business, in connection with an accelerated M&A process and sale by way of pre-packaged administration.
Representation of the Oi group, one of the world's largest integrated telecoms service providers, on its US$20 billion debt restructuring by way of a Brazilian recuperação judicial process.
New World Resources
Representation of the mining company New World Resources on its comprehensive, cross-border balance sheet restructuring by way of English scheme of arrangement.
Representation of GSO Capital Partners on the €215 million refinancing of the indebtedness of KP1, a leading French manufacturer of high performance prefabricated concrete products, and subsequent acquisition of the business.
Co-author of "Arcadia Group CVAs: given the green light", PLC Magazine, July 2019
Co-author of "House of Fraser pre-pack: still a viable option", PLC Magazine, September 2018
Acknowledged contributor to "Schemes of Arrangement in Corporate Restructuring" by Christian Pilkington, Sweet & Maxwell, July 2017