Chris is the firm’s Chair Emeritus and is a senior consultant in the Private Equity & Financial Sponsors Group, which he founded in 1996. Chris was Senior Partner between 2013 and 2019, Head of Corporate from 2003 to 2013, and was made a partner in 1987.
Chris specialises in UK and international M&A and buyout work. He acts for institutional investors and management teams on investments and divestments, as well as private equity-backed and large private companies on M&A and other corporate matters.
Chris is a regular contributor to various legal journals and lectures, notably at Oxford University, on company and private equity-related subjects, and edits and contributes to one of the leading books on private equity. Finance in Europe rates Chris as an M&A expert, and Chambers Global and The Legal 500 list Chris as among the world's leading lawyers in private equity. He is ranked as an Eminent Practitioner for UK Corporate M&A and Private Equity by Chambers and Partners.