Christophe Wauters’ practice focuses primarily on financing, debt restructuring and bank regulation.
He has experience across a broad range of debt financing products, advising both borrowers and lenders on bank lending, project finance and leveraged finance transactions, high-yield bonds, and structured debt. Christophe also worked on major bail-outs and restructurings of European financial institutions.
Christophe joined the firm in 2007, became a senior attorney in 2014, and became counsel in 2022. Prior to Cleary, he worked in the Brussels and London offices of an international law firm.
Akuo Energy on the financing of wind farm projects in Eastern Europe and Latin America.
BNP Paribas in its €14.5 billion acquisition of Fortis Bank and the subsequent reorganization of its banking and asset management subsidiaries.
Dexia in its restructuring and dismantling plan, including the €85 billion sovereign funding guarantee granted by the States of Belgium, France and Luxembourg.
Goodyear on various bank lending, structured financing and debt capital market transactions.
Truvo Group, a European directories company, on successive cross-border restructurings and eventual pre-packed sale through bankruptcy proceedings.
Several Belgian financial institutions on the implementation of EU regulatory reforms.
Co-author, “Rating African Sovereigns: A Way Forward,” November 2023.
Co-author, “The Critical Raw Materials Act,” July 2023.
Co-author, “European Commission Proposes Definition of Renewable Hydrogen in the EU,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, April 2023.
Co-author, “The EU Commission’s Proposal on Pre-Pack Sales and Other Insolvency Matters,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, February 2023.
Co-author, “CRR Quick Fix to Facilitate Lending in Response to COVID-19 Adopted,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, July 2020.
Co-author, “Summary of EU and UK Monetary Stimulus, Liquidity Support and Prudential Measures in Response to COVID-19,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 2020.
Co-author, “Belgium’s Response to Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, March 2020.
Contributing Author, A Practitioner’s Guide to Syndicated Lending, 2nd Edition.
Laurent Ruzette and Christophe Wauters, “Le renflouement interne comme instrument de résolution,” in Les Dossiers du Journal des tribunaux – La loi bancaire; questions particulières / De bankenwet: bijzondere vraggstukken, 2015.
Jay Moodrall and Christophe Wauters, “Expanding EU Role in European Financial Regulation,” in Financial Fraud Law Report, 2009.