Bio

Christophe Kalinauckas is a 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’. Clients also describe him as “great to work with, very knowledgeable, responsive and helpful.”

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).

2021/2022 Legal 500 – Banking and Finance – Next Generation Partner

2021/2022 Legal 500 – Capital Markets – Next Generation Partner

2021/2022 IFLR 1000 – Rising Star Partner, Banking, Investment Funds, Investment Management

2020 Legal 500 – Banking and Finance – Rising Star

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 is great to work with. He is very knowledgeable, responsive and helpful.” – Legal 500 UK 2021/2022

“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
2021/2022

“Christophe Kalinauckas is great to work with. He is very knowledgeable, responsive and helpful.”

Updates

29 Sep 2022 | News

Competition Laws in the Crown Dependencies Relevant to M&A Transactions

Our Appleby Corporate teams in the Crown Dependencies frequently advise on mergers and acquisitions ...

29 Sep 2022 | News

Appleby secures strong endorsements in Legal 500 UK 2023 rankings

The directory recognises XX Appleby lawyers from the Group's Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man office...

26 Sep 2022 | Deals

Appleby Supports Northedge Investment into Friend MTS, a Leading Global Provider of Video Content Security Services

Appleby is proud to have acted as Jersey and Bermuda counsel, alongside Gateley PLC, to private equ...

20 Sep 2022 | Deals

Appleby’s Jersey & Guernsey Office Support Kelsian Group and Tower Transit on Purchase of Channel Islands’ Bus Companies

Appleby acted as Jersey and Guernsey counsel, alongside Eversheds Sutherland, to Tower Transit which...

11 Aug 2022 | News

Over 30 Appleby lawyers and nine offices recognised in 2022 IFLR1000

36 Appleby lawyers across nine jurisdictions have been recognised in this year’s IFLR1000 rankings...

13 Jul 2022 | News

Revisions to Continuing Obligations under the Listing Rules of The International Stock Exchange (TISE)

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

22 Feb 2022 | Deals

Appleby Advises AXIAN Telecom on debut USD420 Million Notes Listing

Appleby has advised AXIAN Telecom in relation to the debut offering of USD420,000,000 7.375% Senior ...

13 Dec 2021 | News

Appleby support PraxisIFM Group Limited on completion of sale of funds business to Sanne Group plc

Leading offshore law firm Appleby acted as lead counsel to TISE listed PraxisIFM Group Limited (Prax...

30 Sep 2021 | News

Recognition for Appleby lawyers in the latest legal 500 UK 2022 rankings

The directory recognises 32 Appleby lawyers from their Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man offices.

2 Aug 2021 | News

The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”) introduces New Listing Rules

The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”) has introduced New Listing Rules that come into effect...

Publications

17 May 2022

Navigating the Jersey M&A landscape (3 of 3)

This is the third of a series of three articles, each dealing with topics to be considered when buyi...

Contributors: Andrew Weaver
21 Apr 2022

Listing Private Equity Acquisition Debt on The International Stock Exchange

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

4 Mar 2022

The International Stock Exchange (TISE) has launched its new bespoke auction trading system, NOVA

Appleby is a leading listing agent with TISE, which listed 1,111 securities during 2021 against the ...

28 Jan 2022

Asset Holding Company Regime – A Jersey Perspective

The UK’s new asset holding company (AHC) regime is expected to come into effect in April 2022.  T...

26 Jan 2022

Listing Sustainability-Linked Bonds on The International Stock Exchange

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

4 Oct 2021

Navigating the Jersey M&A landscape (2 of 3)

This is the second of a series of three articles, each dealing with topics to be considered when buy...

Contributors: Andrew Weaver
15 Sep 2021

Navigating the Jersey M&A landscape

This is the first of a series of three articles, each dealing with topics to be considered when buyi...

Contributors: Andrew Weaver
22 Jul 2021

Listing Variable Funding Notes (VFNs) on The International Stock Exchange

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

2 Jun 2021

Why use Jersey entities in restructurings?

As the extension of various forbearance measures and fiscal support packages continues in response t...

Contributors: Gemma Whale, Andrew Weaver
13 May 2021

Podcast - Real Estate - Key considerations when structuring property holding vehicles

This month, Christophe Kalinauckas, Group Partner at Appleby in Jersey joined Stephanie Workman, Sen...

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