"Christopher Hall is highlighted for his firm grasp of leveraged acquisitions, recapitalisation financings and refinancings. Sources confirm that he is equally adept at representing lenders and sponsors across a range of finance transactions."Chambers UK 2015

Christopher Hall

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

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's representative transactions include advising:

  • Hellman & Friedman in relation to its acquisition of Scout24 AG, an operator of online marketplaces in the automotive, electronics, finance, real estate, career, partnership and travel sectors, and related acquisition financing
  • Thomas Cook Finance plc, a provider of leisure travel services in the United Kingdom and internationally, in relation to the £691 million term and revolving loan facility to refinance existing debt, issued together with EUR 525 million high yield notes
  • 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
  • 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
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