Chris McLaughlin


Chris McLaughlin
Chris McLaughlin is a partner in the London Finance practice 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.

Market Recognition

  • “Extremely thoughtful, with great technical skills and understanding of the commercial context and reality." (Chambers)
  • “Brilliant technically and relentlessly focused on execution” (Chambers)
  • “a valued adviser looking out for our interests” (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)


  • Apax’s acquisition of Zellis
  • Inflexion’s acquisition of regulatory and compliance assets from Marlowe PLC
  • OTPP's acquisition of Logoplaste and financings of BusyBees and OGF
  • Lone Star on its take-private of McCarthy & Stone plc
  • CD&R’s acquisition of Wm Morrisons PLC
  • Montagu’s financing of Maritime Intelligence, EPFR, ISI, Wireless Logic, DEAS, Servelec, ITRS and Funeral Partners
  • OMERS' financings of Alexander Mann, ERM and Vue
  • A&M Capital’s acquisition of Ayesa, Ibermatica, Carton Pack, IB Group and STOK Emballage
  • Sun European Partners’ acquisition of SLG and K3 Group
  • EQT's acquisition of Schuelke
  • CVC's acquisition of System C, Away Resorts and Rayner
  • Hellman & Friedman's acquisitions of Verisure and TeamSystem
  • Blackstone's investment in HHG / InnerWorkings Inc
  • Intact’s acquisition of Royal & Sun Alliance
  • 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky PLC
  • Apax's acquisition of Baltic Classifieds Group
  • Marlin Equity's acquisition of Puzzel AS

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