Bio

Christophe Kalinauckas is a Group Partner within the Corporate department in Jersey.

Christophe has substantial offshore experience including corporate, banking & finance work, private equity work, restructurings, joint ventures, advising on several aspects of M&A deals and general non-contentious offshore law. He is consistently ranked by Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 for Corporate, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, and is praised for his ‘excellent attention to detail and great skill in transactions’.

Christophe specialises in all aspects of corporate and private equity work, debt finance and real estate finance matters. Christophe also has industry-leading expertise in listing securities on The International Stock Exchange, including green bonds, private equity acquisition debt, high yield bonds and a number of prestigious Asian-backed debt listings.

Prior to joining Appleby, Christophe worked for over 15 years in private practice in Jersey and in the Cayman Islands, at two major offshore firms.

Christophe is a Jersey Advocate. He has also been admitted as a Cayman Islands Attorney and English Solicitor (non-practising).

2020 Legal 500 – Banking and Finance – Rising Star

2020 Legal 500 – Capital Markets – Rising Star

2020 IFLR 1000 – Rising Star

2019 IFLR 1000 – Rising Star

2018 Legal 500 – (Corporate and Commercial) Recommended Lawyer – Jersey

2018 Legal 500 – (Banking and Finance) Recommended Lawyer – Jersey

“Christophe Kalinauckas – who is praised for his ‘excellent attention to detail and great skill in transactions’.”

Chambers European Guide – “Sources highlight the potential of Christophe Kalinauckas, remarking: ‘He is a welcome addition to the team’.”

EXPERTISE:

Recent examples of work include:

  • Advising lenders and borrowers in respect of major real estate secured acquisition/development finance and restructuring projects with a client base including many of the leading global banks.
  • Advising US and UK private equity firms and corporate groups, in relation to restructuring equity and intra-group/ external debt arrangements, in diverse sectors such as mining, utilities, real estate, aerospace and insurance.
  • Leading teams to deliver Jersey and Cayman Islands legal advice for private equity backed transactions, including initial due diligence, establishment of investment holding structures, and drafting acquisition and financing documentation.
  • Leading listing agents with The International Stock Exchange for debt and equity securities, including green bonds, private equity acquisition debt, high yield bonds and a number of prestigious Asian-backed debt listings.

EDUCATION:

University of Leeds (England)
University of Oxford (England)
College of Europe (Belgium)

Legal 500 UK
2018

“Christophe Kalinauckas is praised for his excellent attention to detail and great skill in transactions.”

Updates

3 Feb 2021 | News

TISE announces Removal of Director Declarations for non-retail debt issuers

As of 29 January 2021, The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”) has removed the requirement to ...

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Publications

14 Apr 2021 |

Listing Securitization Vehicles on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also o...

Contributors: Chris Smedley
8 Apr 2021 |

Listing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also ...

Contributors: Chris Smedley
31 Mar 2021 |

Listing Asian backed issuers on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also o...

Contributors: Chris Smedley
23 Mar 2021 |

Listing SPACs on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also o...

Contributors: Chris Smedley
18 Mar 2021 |

Listing ESG and Green Bonds on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also ...

Contributors: Chris Smedley
12 Mar 2021 |

Material adverse change clauses in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

Experts from each of our key global offices provide jurisdiction specific advice and answer question...

11 Mar 2021 |

LIBOR Transition - A Jersey Perspective

As we discussed in our previous article ‘No More LIBOR’, the interest rate benchmark LIBOR is ex...

Contributors: Andrew Weaver, Mark Brady
10 Mar 2021 |

Listing High Yield Bonds on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also ...

Contributors: Chris Smedley
2 Mar 2021 |

Listing Private Equity Acquisition Debt on The International Stock Exchange

The purpose of this article is to provide a high level understanding of Appleby listing agent servic...

Contributors: Chris Smedley

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