Christopher McLean Partner London +44 (0)20 7865 2133

As partner within debt advisory and restructuring in London, I work with listed and privately-owned corporates and lenders internationally to help them raise, refinance and restructure their debt facilities. For over 12 years, I have helped raise capital for M&A, working capital, capex, dividend recapitalisations and shareholder buyouts.

A key focus includes special situations lending and restructuring, involving the raising of capital and independent business reviews (IBRs) in challenging situations. As part of this, I have worked with a range of creditors including bank lenders, non-bank lenders, hedge funds, insurers and providers of guarantee and surety instruments.

I believe assessing valuation and its drivers – then mapping key stakeholders’ understanding of their exposures, motivations and interests – are fundamental to achieving a successful debt transaction.

I previously worked within the investment banking division at Lehman Brothers in London, working with a range of clients across Europe. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, and I graduated from the London School of Economics with a First Class degree in BSc Economics.