Chris Howard is head of the S&C’s European Restructuring practice. E&W and NY qualified; leader in cross-border restructuring/finance. Experience across jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Advises hedge funds, corporations, investment/commercial banks and financial sponsors on corporate restructurings, leveraged finance and distressed investments. Recent deals: Senior Lenders to Danaos Shipping in connection with its debt restructuring; Largest Lender to Waypoint on all Chapter 11 matters; Ad Hoc Committee Of Senior Secured Note Holders on Bibby Offshore’s and Brighthouse’s financial restructuring/recapitalization; PureCircle PLC on its restructuring; Co-ordinating Committee of Bank Creditors on the global restructuring of Abengoa; UK Lenders on the restructuring of Bristow and its Chapter 11; Lenders to GulfMark Americas, in respect of its Ch 11 debt restructuring; Creditors on the refinancing and restructuring of Hibu; Primorsk on its Ch 11 bankruptcy; Eksportfinans on its $23 billion contingency plan and resisting attempts by debt funds to trigger a global restructuring of the group; Goldman Sachs on its refinancing of Expro and Terra Firma as financial sponsor in relation to its investments in Four Seasons Nursing Homes and Wyevale.
IFT; Financial Markets Law Committee; R3; Turnaround Management Association; Law Society of England and Wales; New York Bar.