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Chris Hogan

Senior Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Chris Hogan is an English solicitor and a senior counsel in the Banking & Finance Practice Groups in London and Johannesburg. Chris was permanently based in the firm’s Johannesburg office from 2014 to 2019. Prior to that he had been a partner in the London office since 1995. Chris now divides his time between London and Johannesburg.

Practice Focus

Chris has extensive experience in acting for borrowers / issuers 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. He is ranked as leading lawyer for debt capital markets London: Finance, Legal 500 2018 and IFLR 1000 2018.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Sibanye Gold Limited, an international gold and platinum metals mining group, in connection with their international and domestic syndicated credit facilities.
  • Advised Aspen Pharmacare, the international pharma group head-quartered in South Africa, in connection with its international syndicated credit facilities.
  • Advised Standard Chartered Bank, as arranger, in connection with a dollar term loan facility for MOGS Storage for the financing of the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Ghana Petroleum Mobile Mooring Systems Limited.
  • Advised the National Treasury of Kenya, as borrower, in a connection with SACE-backed syndicated loan facilities.
  • Advising KfW and the Development Bank of South Africa in connection with a USD 81 million loan facility for the Republic of Angola.

Convertible bonds experience

  • Acting for Credit Suisse as arranger of an issue convertible bonds by Bank BPH, a leading Polish bank.
  • Acting for Citibank as arranger of an issue of mandatorily convertible bonds by Galnaftogaz.
  • Acting for Infodisc as issuer of zero coupon convertible bonds.
  • Acting for OTPP in connection with an issue of privately placed convertible bonds by Green Dragon Gas.
  • Acting for Asia View Limited as issuer of guaranteed convertible bonds.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Scotland and Wales - Member
  • Institute of Southern African Business Advisors - Member

Languages

  • English