Chris Hogan

Senior Counsel
Baker & McKenzie


Chris Hogan is an English solicitor and a senior counsel in the Banking & Finance Practice Group in London. Chris has a particular focus on African banking and debt capital markets work.

Practice Focus

Chris has extensive experience in acting for borrowers and lenders/underwriters in a broad spectrum of banking and debt capital markets transactions, particularly in developing markets. His work includes straight debt, equity-linked products and structured transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising the Kingdom of Bahrain as issuer of USD 1.5 billion 6.125% bonds due 2022.
  • Advising KfW and the Development Bank of South Africa in connection with a USD 81 million loan facility for the Republic of Angola.
  • Advising Sibanye Gold in connection with a USD 350 million syndicated revolving credit facility arranged by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC.
  • Advising Radisson Edwardian Hotels in connection with a GBP 218 million (approximately USD 280 million) syndicated property development and refinancing facility arranged by HSBC.
  • Advising Ukrainian steel producer Metinvest in connection with its pre-export financing facilities.
  • Advising Telecom Italia in connection with a EUR 5 billion syndicated loan facility.
  • Advising the financing banks and the agent in relation to a USD 300 million syndicated term loan to Saudi Petrochemicals Company for the revamp of an existing petrochemical plant, the construction of a new petrochemical plant, and the construction of a new electrical power generation facility in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.
  • Advising Saudi Chevron Petrochemical Company in relation to a USD 300 million syndicated facility.
  • Advising Saudi British Bank as issuer in establishing a Medium Term Programme, the first international debt issuance programme established by a Saudi issuer.
  • Advising Merrill Lynch and Dresdner Kleinwort as co-lead managers of a USD 600 million bond offering by Ukraine.

Professional Honors

  • Leading lawyer in Debt Capital Markets, Legal 500, 2017
  • Highly regarded lawyer in Debt Capital Markets, IFLR1000, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Scotland and Wales - Member


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1985)


  • University of Aston at Birmingham (B.Sc.) (1981)


  • English

Writer/Contributor, Numerous publications on financing matters including European Financing Laws (Chancery Law Publications).