Mr. Kandel has extensive experience leading leveraged, special situations and acquisition finance and restructuring matters under English and U.S. law, and is considered one of the leading acquisition finance lawyers in London.

Significantly, he brings to bear an unusually broad depth of experience beyond his core focus area, having had experience over the years in high-yield and debt capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, securitization, derivatives, margin loans, fund finance, investment grade, pre and post IPO financings, banking regulation, and other related areas, having spent a good part of his career in the London offices of U.S. law firms before they became large.

Perhaps as a result, he has also advised on many landmark and innovative matters, including numerous European acquisition financings, an unusually large number of take privates and bridge loans, the largest LBO financing in Asia, the second-ever high-yield issue in Japan, the first international syndicated loan to a corporate in Turkey, the first super-senior revolver in Europe, the first pari passu secured bank/bond issue in Europe, and the first Western-sponsor-style leveraged buyout financing in Russia. He was also commended in the Financial Times 2016 European Innovative Lawyers report for his innovative work on the Pirelli take-private financing.

Client commentary within the Legal 500 UK has described Chris as being "one of the best leveraged finance lawyers out there. He is very capable acting for the banks, but equally adept at acting for sponsors".

Mr. Kandel is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and is admitted to the bar in California, the District of Columbia, and Maryland.

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