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 public M&A work includes advising on the recommended offer for Exova and on the formal sale process for Jimmy Choo, and recent private M&A work includes Sky Bet’s sale to Stars for US$4.7bn and JAB’s purchase of Pret A Manger.
Chris joined Freshfields in 1989 and became a partner in 1998.