Christopher J. Doyle | New York | Hogan Lovells

Christopher J. Doyle

Partner Corporate & Finance


Christopher J. Doyle
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
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Christopher J. Doyle has a broad corporate and securities law practice, with particular focus on M&A as well as public and private securities offerings and financings.

Christopher advises public companies and boards of directors on corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. He also represents issuers, underwriters, and agents in a variety of debt and equity offerings, including IPOs, PIPES, registered direct offerings, and Regulation S/144A transactions. Christopher has an extensive knowledge of structured securities, both equity and credit-linked, the environmental credits market and foreign securities laws.

Representative experience

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. on its US$11bn sale to a consortium of private equity firms led by Hellman & Friedman.*

An investor group led by The Baupost Group on its acquisition of NationsRent Companies, a leading U.S. equipment rental company, and subsequent US$1.1bn sale of NationsRent to Ashtead Group.*

The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. on its acquisition of The Disney Store chain of retail stores from The Walt Disney Company.*

QinetiQ Group plc on the sale of its indirect U.S. subsidiary QinetiQ North America, Inc. to The SI Organization, Inc., a portfolio company of Veritas Capital.*

Nisshin Holding, Inc., on the acquisition of the remaining 36% interest of Wheeling-Nisshin, Inc. held by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation.*

Freepoint Commodities LLC in connection with its $1bn committed borrowing base revolver, which finances the physical merchant activities in Freepoint's global commodities businesses.*

Freepoint Resources LLC in connection with the financing for Freepoint to acquire natural gas producing wells from a subsidiary of Bucking Horse Energy Inc.*

Specialty Underwriters' Alliance Inc. on its, an unsolicited takeover bid from Hallmark Financial Services. and subsequent proxy contest, and its merger with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tower Group.*

The stockholders of eMeta Corporation on the sale of the business to Macrovision Corporation.*

The principals of Sonnenblick-Goldman, one of the real estate industry's leading investment banking firms, on the sale of a controlling stake in the company to Cushman & Wakefield.*

WSP Group plc, one of the world's fastest-growing design, engineering and management consulting organizations, on its acquisition of Chas. H. Sells, Inc.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1995
  • B.A., Trinity College, 1985
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York