Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis

Chris specialises in banking and security work. He has particular experience in property and development finance, advising on non-standard lending transactions involving complex structures and security.

Chris has a wealth of experience and contacts from previous roles in a top tier Banking & Finance team in Cardiff and in-house counsel at a leading financial services group.

Chris regularly acts for banks and borrowers on commercial and real estate acquisition, finance, development, corporate banking and M&A.

He has led on various corporate banking transactions, including provision of a multi-million revolving credit facility on an LMA basis. Chris frequently advises lender and borrower clients on complex debt structures involving senior and mezzanine debt. He provides specialist banking advice to the wider corporate team, helping banks and private equity houses with leveraged acquisitions of UK target groups.

  • Acting for a crematoria operator in relation to £20m facility to fund its expansion programme.
  • Acting for Julian Hodge Bank on numerous development and investment finance transactions.
  • Acting for a further education corporation on £16m facility to fund acquisition of an investment property.
  • Acting for a specialist lender in respect of mezzanine facility of £10m to facilitate acquisition of and development of investment property.
  • Acting for Development Bank of Wales on numerous transactions involving debt and equity investment.
  • Acting for a logistics company, in relation to £75m facility to fund the company’s general working capital.
  • Acting for a software company in relation to provision of security from UK subsidiary relating to $53m credit facility.
  • Development funding
  • Investment funding
  • Mezzanine funding
  • Corporate finance
  • Acquisition finance

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law (May 2018 – present)
  • Solicitor, Capital Law (October 2016 – 2018)
  • Solicitor, Acuity Legal Limited (2015 – October 2016)
  • In House Counsel, Target Group (June 2015 – December 2015)
  • Paralegal (Banking & Finance), Eversheds (2011 – 2015)
  • Paralegal (Professional Negligence), Eversheds (2009 – 2011)

Education

  • Cardiff University: LPC, Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (2008 – 2009)
  • Swansea University: GDL Law (2007 – 2008)
  • Swansea University: History, BA (2004 – 2007)

Memberships

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

Languages

  • French