......................... 30%Corporate Law
......................... 20%Banking Law
......................... 20%Commercial Law
|Contact Info||Telephone: 284-494-5808|
Cell Phone: 284-340-7505
|Mailing Address||Simmonds Building, 30 DeCastro Street, P.O. Box 961, Road Town, Tortola|
|Education||The University of the West Indies (LL.B., 1998); Norman Manley Law School (C.L.E., 2000); University of London (LL.M., 2005)|
|Admitted||as Attorney-at-Law, 2000, Jamaica; Barrister-at-Law, 2001, British Virgin Islands; registered as a foreign lawyer, 2006, Hong Kong|
|Memberships ||British Virgin Islands Bar Association.|
Christopher's practice focuses primarily on corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance, and BVI investment funds, where he advises a client base of leading financial institutions, corporations, and law firms on all aspects of corporate finance including joint ventures, initial public offerings, private placements, mergers, arrangements, corporate restructuring, bilateral and syndicated loans, bond issues, property financing, project finance, special purpose vehicles, investment funds, and general aspects of corporate law. He also advises on investment business and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining O'Neal Webster, Christopher practised at Harney Westwood & Riegels in both their BVI and Hong Kong offices.
Christopher is regularly instructed by leading law firms, financial institutions, and corporations on high value corporate, banking, and investment funds transactions. Over the course of his career, Christopher has been involved in numerous IPOs, including on AIM, TSX, NASDAQ, SGX, and the LSE. He has also been involved in ground breaking deals including one of the first ever, court approved corporate arrangement schemes in the BVI and one of the largest single asset real estate financings in China.
|Transactions ||Acted as BVI counsel to FBN Capital in a US$315 million financing for the acquisition of a majority interest in one of the largest power generating stations in Nigeria;|
Acted as BVI Counsel to Luminex Corporation in its US$50 million acquisition of molecular diagnostics firm GenturaDX and its subsequent restructuring, awarded an M&A Deal of the Year Award by M&A Advisor;
Acted as BVI counsel to Mercantil Colpatria, S.A. in connection with its sale to The Bank of Nova Scotia of a 51% stake in Banco Colpatria, one of Colombia's leading banks, valued at about US$1 billion;
Acted as BVI counsel to Taylor Wimpey PLC in connection with its reorganization following its sale of Scottsdale home builder, Taylor Morrison and its Canadian sister company, Monarch Homes to a consortium of investment funds for US$1.15 billion;
Acting as BVI counsel to Prime Glory Management Limited on its sale of a residential property in Hong Kong in one of the most expensive residential areas in the world for HK$280,000,000 -- the property was sold to China LWM Property Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sino-Tech International Holdings Limited (a company listed on the HKSE). The transaction was a discloseable transaction under Hong Kong Listing Rules.
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