Christian Fischer
  1. Counsel

Mr. Fischer is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Restructuring Group. He represents a variety of clients on a broad range of domestic and international banking transactions, including out-of-court debt restructurings, debtor-in-possession facilities, exit financings, commitment documentations, investment-grade facilities, spinoff facilities, pro rata and institutional loans and acquisition financings.

Work Highlights

Before joining Davis Polk, Mr. Fischer’s representations included the representations of:

  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the first-lien/second-lien financing of the acquisition of:
    • Healogics, Inc. by CD&R
    • Fogo de Chao by THL
    • Sidera Networks and Lightower Fiber Networks by Berkshire
  • J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse in connection with the first-lien/second-lien financing of the acquisition of Pharmedium Healthcare Corporation by CD&R
  • KSL in connection with the senior secured financing of the acquisition of iFly Holdings LLC
  • Vista Equity Partners in connection with the senior secured and high-yield financing for the $6.5 billion acquisition of Solera Inc.
  • CoStar Group, Inc. in connection with the financing of its acquisition of Loopnet and its acquisition of Apartments.com
  • Symantec Corporation in connection with the financing of its $4.65 billion acquisition of Blue Coat, Inc.
  • Acushnet Inc. in connection with a senior secured $750 million credit agreement
  • Allegion plc in connection with a credit facility entered into in connection with its spinoff from Ingersoll-Rand
  • CNO Financial Group, Inc. in connection with its secured and unsecured credit facilities
  • Teleflex Incorporated in connection with its senior secured $1.75 billion credit agreement
  • Ingersoll Rand in connection with its unsecured credit facilities
  • Dollar General Corp. in connection with its unsecured credit facilities
  • ITC Holdings Corp. in connection with its unsecured credit facilities

Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" (since 2012)

Professional History

  • Counsel, Davis Polk, since 2017
  • Counsel, Simpson Thacher, 2015-2017
  • Associate, Simpson Thacher, 2011-2014
  • Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 2008-2011
  • Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2005-2008

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2005
    • Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholar
  • Ph.D., Frankfurt University, Institute for Law and Finance, 2007
    • summa cum laude

Languages

  • German