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Chris White joins HLaw as Head of Banking and Finance to build out the debt finance practice
hris White has over 20 years of experience working for sponsors, borrowers and lenders on a variety of financing transactions, particularly acquisition finance; and as of September 2022, he has brought his knowledge and expertise to HLaw as he becomes Head of Banking and Finance, and will work to build out a debt finance practice within the firm.
After training and qualifying at Osborne Clarke, Chris moved to Shearman and Sterling where he continued to work across a variety of transaction types and sectors before joining Foot Anstey as a Legal Director, where he worked alongside HLaw’s Managing Partner, Henry Humphreys. He has in-depth working experience of the Loan Markets Association documentation from mandate paper stage through to sell down and has previously worked for both venture debt funds and corporates advising on a range of matters relevant to the debt finance and corporate investment space.
HLaw is thrilled to welcome Chris to the team and is excited to see the firm extend its reach and capabilities into the debt finance sector.
Chris White comments, “it’s great to join such a cutting-edge and dynamic law firm and I’m looking forward to contributing to its continued growth and success by completing HLaw’s compelling full service offering to the corporate finance market.”
Henry Humphreys, Managing Partner, comments, “Chris’ arrival adds further strength to a team that is already ‘full service for tech’ and means that our firm now has considerable capabilities when it comes to debt finance and corporate finance generally. The tech ventures that we act for are increasingly looking at venture debt and invoice financing as a means of raising non-dilutive capital, and HLaw is well placed to advise on those sorts of transactions whether in isolation or as part of a wider equity round. I know Chris to be a very able lawyer and a great person to work with, which means that he will fit right in with HLaw and the way in which we go about our business.”
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