For over 30 years, Chip Fisher has focused on the representation of institutional purchasers of privately placed debt and equity securities, including project financing, secured and unsecured lending transactions, and mezzanine and other subordinated debt and equity investments. He speaks regularly on matters of interest to private placement investors, has been a trustee of the American College of Investment Counsel, is counsel to the Private Placement Investors Association, and has represented virtually the entire private placement investor community in various transactions.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Chip was a partner at another international law firm, where he was head of the firm’s institutional finance practice.
Note: This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Morgan Lewis.
Icelandic Banks (Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir) — Advising the worldwide bondholder group in respect of the nationalization and financial restructuring of three major Icelandic banks — Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir — and participating on the informal creditors committee of each of the three banks
Legend Group — Counsel to institutional investors in a $160 million private placement of senior notes issued by an investment company with interests in computer manufacturing, Internet services and startup companies in China
Corio N.V. — Counsel to institutional investors in a $1.215 billion private placement of senior guaranteed notes issued by a Dutch property company with guarantees from continental European subsidiaries
Mars — Counsel to institutional investors in a $1.5 billion private placement of senior notes issued in connection with the acquisition of Wrigley by Mars
Heineken — Counsel to institutional investors in a $500 million private placement of senior notes issued in connection with the acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle by Heineken
Hardwood Funding — Counsel to institutional investors in connection with a proposed $210 million private placement of senior notes to be issued by one of the funding entities of the National Basketball Association
Columbia University School of Law, 1975, Juris Doctor
Princeton University, 1972, Artis Baccalaureate
Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales
Awards and Affiliations
Member and former trustee, American College of Investment Counsel
American Bar Association
Chambers USA, leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A (Connecticut) (2010)
Columbia University School of Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, James Kent Scholar