Christine M. Pallares | New York | Hogan Lovells

Christine M. Pallares

Partner Corporate & Finance

Pallares Christine

Christine M. Pallares
Pallares Christine
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Christine Pallares counsels clients through complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and affiliations, and spin-offs. She represents companies in a number of industries, with a particular emphasis on health care and life sciences. With more than 25 years of transactional experience across many practice areas, Christine uses her broad background and depth of knowledge to assist clients in structuring, negotiating, and executing complex  transactions. 

Christine's experience in corporate transactions includes M&A (mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, public and private transactions, cross-border transactions), private equity investments, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, spin-offs, and capital-raising transactions, including private placements, initial public offerings, registered debt and equity offerings, high-yield debt offerings, and bank financings.

Christine also regularly advises companies and their boards on corporate governance matters. 

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Christine was a partner in a major New York-based firm, where she practiced for more than 12 years, including two years in their Hong Kong office.

Representative experience

Represented Henry Ford Health System in its joint venture with Ascension Michigan. 


Represented Kaiser in the creation of Risant Health and its acquisition of Geisinger Health.

Represented Saint Louis University in the transfer of its faculty practice plan, SLUCare, to SSM Health Care. 

Represented Penn State Health in its acquisition of Holy Spirit Health System from Geisinger Health.

Represented an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center in the restructuring of its clinical operations and affiliation relationships.  

Represented an academic medical center in the southeast in its acquisition of three hospitals from a large private-equity owned hospital operator.

Represented Wake Forest Baptist Health in its acquisition of High Point Regional Health System from UNC Health Care.

Represented Emory University in its joint venture with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta creating the Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute.

Represented the State University of New York in the acquisition of several hospitals.

Represented an academic medical center in the Southeast in the asset acquisition of several hospitals from a public company hospital operator.

Represented a Japanese real estate company in the acquisition of a U.S. real estate investment company.

Represented a university in the transfer of its medical school to a new joint venture between the university and a hospital system.

Represented a German healthcare company in the acquisition of a U.S. medical laboratory.

Represented a handbag and accessories company in its US$325m sale to a Hong Kong- listed company.

Represented a home healthcare company in its US$112m sale to a private equity firm.

Represented the initial purchasers in a US$330m Rule 144A common stock offering for a managed healthcare services company.


  • J.D., Stanford Law School
  • A.B., University of California, Berkeley
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • California
  • New York