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Vedder Price announced that Christopher S. Harrison has joined the firm as a Finance & Transactions Partner in the firm’s London office. Mr. Harrison joined from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s Finance group.

“We are pleased to add another impressive leveraged finance and capital markets attorney to our London office,” said Michael A. Nemeroff, President and CEO of Vedder Price. “Chris brings world-class leveraged finance and capital markets experience for our clients.”

For over 25 years, Mr. Harrison has represented financial institutions, funds and corporate and government entities on complex cross-border leveraged finance and capital market transactions across a wide range of industries, including transportation, energy, telecommunications, media and financial services sectors.

Mr. Harrison has extensive experience with debt and equity products and the structuring of acquisitions, spin offs and disposals from investment grade to distressed assets and has worked extensively with investment funds advising on the effective deployment of capital and activist strategies to drive value. Mr. Harrison has advised various funds and other bondholder groups in restructuring situations, advising on the use of UK/EU insolvency, Companies Act and U.S. Bankruptcy Code procedures, hold outs, consent solicitations and exchange offers to create leverage and enhance negotiated solutions.

“Chris’s broad finance practice and solid client base are a perfect fit for Vedder and exactly what we need to enhance our finance capabilities and support corporate private equity in London,” said Derek Watson, Administrative Partner of the London office. “The addition of Chris on the heels of Trevor Wood a few months ago shows the firm’s commitment to the strategic growth of our London corporate practice and I am very much looking forward to working with him.”

“Vedder’s platform allows me to deliver best-in-class service to my clients and I’m thrilled to play a part in expanding our capabilities as this team continues to grow,” said Mr. Harrison. ”I look forward to working with my talented new colleagues in London and across all our offices.”

Mr. Harrison earned his LL.B. from the University of Bristol. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales.


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