Christopher Hall advises arrangers, lenders, financial sponsors and borrowers in connection with leveraged acquisition and recapitalization financings and refinancings and out-of-court restructurings in numerous major European and Middle Eastern jurisdictions. He has also advised in connection with several high yield offerings and structured financings in the European and Middle Eastern bank and debt capital markets, and several project financings in the Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Hall is the Co-founder, of the European High Yield Association European Insolvency Law Reform Working Group, Joint Chairman 2005-2008.
- Consultant Editor for the Practitioner’s Guide to European Leveraged Finance, City & Financial Publishing (2009)
Recent Speaking Engagements
- Co-chair, Bonds & Loans Middle East Conference, Gulf Financial Conferences, Dubai, June 2011
- Panelist, “High Yield Bonds in the Middle East: A New Source of Capital for Middle East Companies?”, Dubai, November 2010
- Panelist, International Bar Association Private Equity Symposium, London, December 2011
Mr. Hall's representative transactions include advising:
- Mandated Lead Arrangers in US$1.8 billion term facilities for the construction, delivery and deployment of four deep water drill ships
- Middle East sovereign wealth fund in US$5 billion syndicated loan secured by global portfolio of publicly traded equity securities
- Credit Suisse in CHF 4.5 billion Bridge Facility Agreement to a Middle East sovereign wealth fund
- Bayer AG in €14 billion bridge and syndicated acquisition facilities for the acquisition of Schering AG
- Debtor-side financial adviser in restructuring of bank, bond and trade indebtedness of the world's third largest shipping container company
- Controlling shareholder on CHF 2.4 billion debt restructuring and debt for equity conversion of OC Oerlikon Corporate AG
- Controlling shareholder of a Middle East-based sovereign related provider of ship building, repair and maintenance services in restructuring of syndicated and bilateral bank debt