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Chris Lenton

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Chris Lenton

Chris Lenton

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Chris Lenton

Chris Lenton

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Chris has extensive experience in real estate finance, leveraged/acquisition finance and insurance related finance, and has also acted on a number of project finance, debt restructuring, asset backed finance and general corporate lending transactions, including work on a number of high profile cross border transactions in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and the USA. Prior to joining Clyde & Co Chris spent 12 years at Clifford Chance including spells in their Dubai, Singapore and Tokyo offices.

Experience
  • Advising the arrangers and financiers (National Australia Bank and Barclays) on a US$250 million revolving credit facility for Enstar Group Limited
  • Advising the developer/borrower on the complex financing of a mixed-use regeneration scheme to transform the southern end of Bromley Town centre from a car park into a new residential and leisure quarter including a cinema, restaurants, a hotel, residential apartments, affordable housing and new car park
  • Advising Secure Trust Bank on the £35,200,000 development financing of a student accommodation building in Portsmouth
  • Advising the developer/borrower on the £75,000,000 development financing provided by Manchester City Council (as senior lender) and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (as mezzanine lender) for the acquisition and construction of a mixed use three tower development comprising residential apartments, commercial units, retail units, restaurants and car parking in Manchester
  • Advising Credit Suisse on the £120,000,000 financing of a residential development project in Holland Park, London
  • Advising the arrangers and financiers on a US$1.1 billion term loan facility financing a consortium bidding for the acquisition of Transatlantic Re
  • Advising the developer/borrower on the financing aspects of a complex mixed-use development of a Sainsbury’s foodstore, retail units and residential apartments
  • Advising a UK developer on the complex financing aspects of a £78,000,000 four star hotel and residential apartment complex in Guildford, involving three levels of debt all with their own security including intercreditor arrangements, senior mezzanine debt and subordinated debt
  • Advising the borrower on the refinancing of Chelsea Harbour – a mixed use development in Central London situated on the north bank of the River Thames in Chelsea containing a five star luxury hotel, offices, showrooms and a small marina. The refinancing was valued at £133,250,000
  • Advising a luxury hotel group on the £180,000,000 refinancing of its group-wide facility, as well as advising on the funding for the acquisition and refurbishment of new hotels acquired by the group
  • Advising a Hong Kong property investment company on the £110,000,000 development financing provided by Bank of East Asia for the construction of an office, residential and retail development in central London

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Chris is a partner in the firm's banking and finance group.

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Full Profile

Chris has extensive experience in real estate finance, leveraged/acquisition finance and insurance related finance, and has also acted on a number of project finance, debt restructuring, asset backed finance and general corporate lending transactions, including work on a number of high profile cross border transactions in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and the USA. Prior to joining Clyde & Co Chris spent 12 years at Clifford Chance including spells in their Dubai, Singapore and Tokyo offices.

Experience
  • Advising the arrangers and financiers (National Australia Bank and Barclays) on a US$250 million revolving credit facility for Enstar Group Limited
  • Advising the developer/borrower on the complex financing of a mixed-use regeneration scheme to transform the southern end of Bromley Town centre from a car park into a new residential and leisure quarter including a cinema, restaurants, a hotel, residential apartments, affordable housing and new car park
  • Advising Secure Trust Bank on the £35,200,000 development financing of a student accommodation building in Portsmouth
  • Advising the developer/borrower on the £75,000,000 development financing provided by Manchester City Council (as senior lender) and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (as mezzanine lender) for the acquisition and construction of a mixed use three tower development comprising residential apartments, commercial units, retail units, restaurants and car parking in Manchester
  • Advising Credit Suisse on the £120,000,000 financing of a residential development project in Holland Park, London
  • Advising the arrangers and financiers on a US$1.1 billion term loan facility financing a consortium bidding for the acquisition of Transatlantic Re
  • Advising the developer/borrower on the financing aspects of a complex mixed-use development of a Sainsbury’s foodstore, retail units and residential apartments
  • Advising a UK developer on the complex financing aspects of a £78,000,000 four star hotel and residential apartment complex in Guildford, involving three levels of debt all with their own security including intercreditor arrangements, senior mezzanine debt and subordinated debt
  • Advising the borrower on the refinancing of Chelsea Harbour – a mixed use development in Central London situated on the north bank of the River Thames in Chelsea containing a five star luxury hotel, offices, showrooms and a small marina. The refinancing was valued at £133,250,000
  • Advising a luxury hotel group on the £180,000,000 refinancing of its group-wide facility, as well as advising on the funding for the acquisition and refurbishment of new hotels acquired by the group
  • Advising a Hong Kong property investment company on the £110,000,000 development financing provided by Bank of East Asia for the construction of an office, residential and retail development in central London
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