Chris Mills

Chris Mills

Registered Foreign Lawyer
London

Email chris.mills@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2295

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupFinance

As part of the Real Estate Finance team, Chris Mills has experience advising borrowers, financial institutions and sponsors on a wide range of cross-border debt financings and re-financings, including syndicated and bilateral bank loans, on a large number of complex real estate finance transactions. Although Chris' predominant area of focus is real estate finance, Chris also has experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, asset based lending and Islamic financing.

Chris has previously undertaken secondments to HSBC and Crédit Agricole (both in London), where he gained a deeper understanding of each lender’s needs. Chris has also practiced abroad, both in Hogan Lovells’ Hong Kong office (for 18 months) and in the Bucharest, Romania office (for 6 months) of his previous firm.

Education and admissions

Education

Postgraduate Diploma (Legal Practice), BPP Law School, Holborn, 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Law & Business Studies, University of Warwick, 2006

Bar admissions and qualifications

England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in respect to their lending of a term loan to Thor to finance the acquisition of 105-109 Oxford Street, London.

Advising HSBC Bank Plc in respect to their lending a term loan to an SPV set up by Europa to finance the acquisition of Velocity Village, Sheffield.

Advising BNP Paribas on a HK$1.78bn loan towards the indirect acquisition of shares in a leading real estate services provider.

Advising Goldman Sachs in relation to its debt financing to the promoter of MedPlus for the purposes of buying out existing private equity investors.

Regal Homes in relation to their borrowing of circa £45m for the purpose of constructing 49 residential units in St John's Wood, London.

Advising Citi as Coordinator and MLA in a syndicated deal involving 9 banks participating in a US$310m conventional and Islamic facility to Top Glove.

Oceanwide in respect to their borrowing of US$200,000,000 from PAG for the purpose of refinancing its existing offshore bonds then due for repayment.

Credit Agricole CIB and BNP Paribas, London Branch in respect to a £100m term loan facility to as SPV to refinance the purchase of the Olympia Exhibition Centre.

HSBC Bank Plc in respect of a £150m term loan to an SPV to refinance the acquisition of certain properties located in Brindley Place, Birmingham.

Citi and Eastern Bank Limited as Mandated Lead Arrangers of a syndicate of 15 banks, in relation to a loan of BDT40bn to Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd.

Promontoria Hampton (1) Limited regarding its lending to Nordic Aktiv for refinancing a multicurrency loan facility for a portfolio of properties in Scandinavia.

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