Overview

Chris is a senior associate in the firm's banking team. Prior to joining Burges Salmon, he worked for the banking team of a law firm in Sydney, Australia. Chris also worked in London for a magic circle firm, where he also trained and spent six months on secondment to that firm’s Singapore office. He then joined the banking team of a US law firm. 

Chris has experience working on a wide range of domestic and cross border finance transactions, with a focus on advising financial institutions and private equity sponsors on leveraged finance transactions. He has also been on secondment to the loans legal team at a global investment bank whilst at a previous firm.

Experience

Transaction experience includes that gained at previous firms.

  • Advising Northern Gas Networks on a stand-alone bond issue.
  • Advising Santander as lender in connection with the financing of Cairngorm Capital’s acquisition of U.K. bike company, Whyte Bikes.
  • Advising Darwin Alternatives’ Bereavement Services on the banking aspects in connection with its acquisition of Memoria’s nationwide portfolio of crematoria and memorial parks.
  • Advising an Australian private equity sponsor in relation to the uni tranche financing in connection with its acquisition of a digital outdoor and sports media company by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising an Australian private equity sponsor in relation to the uni tranche financing of its acquisition of a global education business by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising the Australian team of a global private equity sponsor in relation to the uni tranche financing in connection with its acquisition of a pets and vets company by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising various lenders in connection with the senior financing in respect of a private equity firm's acquisition of a wine company.
  • Advising various lenders in connection with the acquisition by two global private equity firms of a payments company.
  • Advising the super senior lenders in connection with the acquisition by a private equity firm of a French care home operator.
  • Various amendments, dividend recapitalisations, refinancings and repricings including via structural adjustments and incremental facilities.