Chris is a Partner in the Banking team.

He leads the Scottish Banking team which covers real estate finance (investment and development), corporate lending, acquisition finance, asset-based lending, securitisation, debt trading, debt portfolio transfers, loan note and bond issues and restructuring.

Chris advises on Scottish and English deals and is a cross-border financing specialist.

He has over 20 years of experience acting for borrowers and lenders (including clearing banks, investment banks, investment funds, insurance companies and public sector bodies). 


Examples of experience include advising:

  • RBS in relation the facilities for Liverpool Football Club put in place upon their acquisition by New England Sports Ventures (immediately following the High Court litigation involving the former owners) and the subsequent refinancing
  • The lender(s) on various real estate financings including:
    • Gleneagles Hotel
    • The Omni Shopping Centre in Edinburgh
    • Princes Exchange in Edinburgh
    • New YOTELs in Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Miton Global Opportunities plc in relation to their new facilities with RBSI
  • Triodos in relation to the facilities made available for the new Riverside TV studios in London
  • Greencoat Capital on the finance aspects of its acquisition of a portfolio of solar generation assets from Canadian Solar
  • N Brown Group plc on a £625million securitisation and revolving capital facility secured by group receivables
  • Gresham House plc on the finance aspects of its acquisition of the fund and investment management business of Livingbridge VC LLP
  • Acted for Phoenix Equity Partners on the term and revolving credit facilities made available to fund the acquisition of the Forest Holidays Group.