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Colin W. Craik


Colin W. Craik

Adopting a commercial, solutions-based approach, Colin Craik's practice focuses on all aspects of cross-border financing transactions in a wide variety of industry sectors.

He has particular expertise in the hotel sector, representing owners and investors on financings for such iconic hotels such as The Savoy Hotel, London, The Hotel George V Paris, the Hotel des Bergues, Geneva, The Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi and The Westin Palace Hotel, Madrid. He is best known for his skilled representation of corporate borrowers in secured and unsecured financing contexts. Colin is recognised as a leading individual in directories such as Chambers UK and Chambers Europe. One commentator recalls: 'He brought a strong understanding of secured financing transactions to the table and was a very capable negotiator with the bank's counsel.'


Areas of focus

Representative experience

Advised Kingdom Holding Company in the financing and refinancing of the iconic The Savoy Hotel, London and Hotel George V, Paris.

Advising X5 Retail Group, Russia's largest retail chain group, on its $800M dual currency syndicated facility and subsequent refinancing.

Represented a major Russian nickel producer in the refinancing of a U.S.$1.5bn pre export facility.

Advised Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. on the acquisition financing and refinancing of six hotels located in England, Spain, Italy and Poland.

Advising Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A in connection with its syndicated €1,5bn facility.

Advising PKN ORLEN S.A. in connection with its €2,6bn multicurrency revolving facility.

Advising ITV Plc in connection with its £525m multicurrency revolving credit facility.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., King's College London, 1981
  • LL.B., University of Bristol, 1977

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales
  • New York


Chambers UK, Banking & Finance - London: Leading Individuals


Banking & Finance "Leaders in their Field"

Chambers Europe

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