Chris Angus


Chris is Middle East, Turkey and Africa Corporate Trust and Agency Lead and works alongside the London based Corporate Trust and Agency Partners on the wider EMEA practice.
He advises corporate trustees and agents across the full spectrum of debt capital markets transactions (including project bonds, MTN programmes, standalone bond issuances, sukuk and securitisations) and banking transactions (including project finance, leveraged and acquisition financing, Islamic finance, syndicated lending and restructurings) including associated defaults, restructurings, amendment and consent processes and the exercise of discretions.


Representative matters

The Intercreditor Agent, Offshore Security Agent, Onshore Security Agent and Account Banks in relation to the c.USD750m financing by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Eurasian Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank of the “Big Almaty Ring Road” in Kazakhstan.

Deutsche Trustee Company Limited, a global financial institution and Abu Dhabi Branch as Delegate and Security Agent on the Dana Gas Sukuk litigation.

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank P.J.S.C. as Restructuring Agent, Calculation Agent and Security Agent on the circa USD4.6bn debt restructuring of the Al Jaber Group.

An independent agency services provider in the agency and security agency roles in relation to the restructurings of the Interserve Group’s debts.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2008


BA, History, Durham University, 2003
Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practising in the Emirate of Dubai as “Allen & Overy RLLP” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.