Chris McLaughlin


Chris McLaughlin
Chris McLaughlin is a Banking partner in London with experience advising private equity sponsors and major financial institutions on a variety of cross-border financings, with a particular focus on acquisition and leveraged finance transactions.

Chris is also experienced in advising non-bank lenders in both new money and distressed situations.

Market Recognition

  • Brilliant technically and relentlessly focused on execution” (Chambers)
  • “Technically brilliant” (Legal 500)
  • “Finds innovative, commercial solutions to get the deal done” (Legal 500)
  • Recommended Lawyer for Banking & Finance (Chambers)
  • Leading Individual for Acquisition Finance (Legal 500)
  • Highly Regarded for Banking (IFLR1000)
  • Recommended Lawyer for Acquisition Finance (Legal 500)
  • Leading Lawyer for Banking (IFLR1000)


  • Hellman & Friedman’s bid for Scout 24 and acquisitions of Verisure and TeamSystem
  • Apax’s acquisition of Baltic Classifieds
  • OMERS’ financing of Alexander Mann, ERM and Vue
  • Oaktree’s bid for IASO SA and investment in SANI Hotel Group
  • 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky plc
  • Marsh & McLennan’s acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson
  • HgCapital’s acquisitions of Citation and Evaluate Pharma
  • Avista’s acquisition of Trimb Healthcare
  • Marlin Equity Partner’s acquisition of Puzzel AS
  • PAI’s acquisition of Atos Medical
  • Multi-billion dollar merger of the coffee business of Mondelez and DE Master Blenders
  • Goldman Sachs & Koch Industries acquisition of Flint


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