Chris Mallon is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP and leads the firm’s corporate restructuring practice in Europe.

Mr Mallon works closely with the London private equity team, as well as finance and corporate M&A lawyers, and the US corporate restructuring department. His recent private equity work includes the high-profile restructuring of $21 billion investment fund Carlyle Capital and the financial restructuring of 20:20 Mobile Group on behalf of Chicago Beta, an affiliate of UK private equity firm Doughty Hanson. He has also advised US private equity firm Fortress Group on various matters, including its investment in UK goods rental company Boxclever. Other experience in the sector includes work with Cerberus and TPG Capital.

His restructuring and insolvency credentials span cross-border reorganisations involving a number of jurisdictions, including England, the United States, Ireland, India, Russia, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Poland, Germany, Holland, Italy and Luxembourg. His clients have included Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom, Loral, Telewest, Parmalat, Eurotunnel, Gate Gourmet, Crédit Agricole CIB, British Vita, Tele Columbus, Nike, MF Global and TORM.

Mr Mallon writes and speaks frequently on insolvency and restructuring. After graduating from the University of Western Australia, he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1982 and as a solicitor in England in 1987.