Christopher Robertson
  1. Associate

Mr. Robertson is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Restructuring Group.  He regularly represents hedge funds, banks, creditors, companies and other strategic parties in a wide range of corporate restructurings, including in connection with prepackaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, DIP financings and Section 363 sales.

Work Highlights

  • Ad hoc group of senior secured lenders and DIP lenders in connection with the Expro Group’s prepackaged bankruptcy
  • Pernix Therapeutics in its successful comprehensive out-of-court restructuring
  • Ad hoc group of second lien noteholders in connection with SandRidge Energy’s restructuring and pre-arranged chapter 11 case
  • Ad hoc group of term lenders and DIP lenders and the term loan administrative agent in connection with the restructuring of Essar Steel Algoma, including through a CCAA proceeding and a chapter 15 case
  • Citibank, N.A. as administrative agent and collateral agent, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as sole lead arranger and bookrunner, for $692 million of debtor-in-possession credit facilities for Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and certain of its affiliates and Citicorp North America, Inc. as the agent for the debtors’ prepetition credit facilities
  • The first-out debtor-in-possession financing lenders and pre-petition ABL lenders in connection with the chapter 11 proceeding of RadioShack
  • Comcast in connection with the involuntary bankruptcy of Houston Regional Sports Network, L.P.
  • The agent for the approximately $3.9 billion pre-petition senior secured credit facility in the chapter 11 cases of Cengage Learning, Inc. and certain of its affiliates
  • Patriot Coal and its affiliates in connection with their chapter 11 cases
  • Pinnacle Airlines and its affiliates in connection with their chapter 11 cases

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2011

Articles and Books

  • United States, Chapter 26 | The Insolvency Review, Fifth Edition, Law Business Research Ltd, 2017
  • 'Comi-Migration' in the Context of Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 1 | The Insolvency Review, Fourth Edition, Law Business Research Ltd, 2016
  • United States, Chapter 30 | The Insolvency Review, Fourth Edition, Law Business Research Ltd, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • B.S.B.A., Economics and Management, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2011