Chris advises on mergers, acquisitions and stock exchange listings. He also heads our sports and gaming practice. Chris has advised on the IPOs of more than 30 FTSE companies and on international IPOs in countries from Norway to South Africa. His recent M&A work includes advising on the formal sale process for Jimmy Choo, Sky Bet’s sale to Stars for US$4.7bn, Liberty Living’s proposed sale to Unite and JAB’s purchase of Pret A Manger.
Chris joined Freshfields in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. In 2007 he took a 12 month secondment to be executive chairman of Newcastle United Football Club.