Chris is a Partner within the Capital Markets and Derivatives team at CMS and has a broad range of experience in advising leading investment banks, corporates and other financial institutions on a wide range of OTC derivatives, debt capital markets transactions, structured products linked to a wide range of asset classes and structured finance transactions. Chris is ranked as a rising star in Debt Capital Markets by The Legal 500.
Chris specialises in derivative securities and advises on, amongst other things, the drafting and structuring of proprietary indices including advising on regulatory considerations in respect thereof (including, without limitation, the EU Benchmarks Regulation) and the drafting of structured products or transactions referencing such indices/strategies.
Chris also regularly assists clients in the negotiation of a wide range of master agreements (ISDA, GMRA, GMSLA) and bespoke structured transactions entered into in connection with such agreements. In addition, Chris advises both issuers and dealers on the issue and restructuring of standalone and programme-based debt issues including retail bonds, note programmes, secured bonds and securitisation transactions.