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.”

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