Christopher M. Chubb

Banking & Finance, Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions

“Chris Chubb is an ESOP Extraordinaire – From documenting a new ESOP formation through to complex seller note negotiations, he has been a tremendous partner to identify and avoid key risks in what is a very complex ownership structure”
Legal 500 USA 2022

Visión general

Christopher M. Chubb (“Chris”) is a Banking & Finance partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. Chris focuses his practice on the representation of corporate and lending clients in connection with a broad range of finance transactions, including leveraged buyouts, working capital financings, cash flow and asset-based financings, add-on acquisitions, cross-border and multi-currency financings and debtor-in-possession financings. In addition, Chris has represented clients in a variety of specialty lending fields (including ESOP, gaming, health care and franchise lending, among others).

Chris represents lenders (including commercial finance institutions and national and regional banks), borrowers (including private equity funds and public and private companies) and general corporate clients. Chris is identified as a “Key lawyer” in Mayer Brown’s Commercial Lending practice by Legal 500 USA 2022 and as "provid[ing] strong levels of service" by Chambers USA 2023.


Finance – Lender Side

  • Represented a global financial institution (i) as administrative agent, joint bookrunner and joint lead arranger, in providing a senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $100 million revolving credit facility and $350 million term loan facility, and (ii) as administrative agent, sole bookrunner and sole lead arranger, in its provision of a unsecured $90 million senior subordinated term loan facility to The Gorman-Rupp Company to finance the Borrower's acquisition of a fuel transfer business from Tuthill Corporation.
  • Represented JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, swingline lender, and issuing bank in a $120 million credit facility to finance a minority investment by private equity in an ESOP-owned, global consulting firm.
  • Represented Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and BofA Securities, Inc., as joint lead arranger, in connection with a senior syndicated five-year unsecured $500 million revolving credit facility with Skechers USA, Inc., a global footwear leader, which credit facility includes an accordion feature for up to an additional $250 million.


  • Recognized as "provid[ing] strong levels of service" by Chambers USA 2023.
  • Identified as a “Key lawyer” in Mayer Brown’s Commercial Lending practice by Legal 500 USA 2022
  • Member, Winning Team, “M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)” for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, “Private Equity Turnaround of the Year” for the Chapter 11 reorganization and acquisition of American Laser Skincare LLC, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award, 2012


  • University of Michigan, BA
  • University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude


  • Illinois