Chris is a UK Solicitor of more than thirty years standing who has extensive international, commercial law experience in: oil & gas exploration, industrial gases, chemicals, engineering, waste-to-energy, semiconductors and corporate finance.
His legal specialties are: commercial and corporate contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. He qualified, in-house while working within Conoco (UK) Ltd and then progressed as in-house counsel with John Brown Engineers, Air Products, Monsanto, Multiserv and ON Semiconductor.
He was GC EMEA&A for Monsanto’s spin-out chemical company, Solutia; VP Legal Affairs (EMEA) for MultiServ; and, latterly, Regional Counsel, Asia, with ON Semiconductor. He has also spent time in private legal practice in London and with a London-based corporate finance boutique.
Chris’s career has taken him to many different parts of the world, including: Japan, China/Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India, Australia, the USA, Scandinavia, and the EU. He has lived and worked in Belgium, France and Switzerland.
He studied negotiation at Harvard Law School and is an accredited mediator through the London School of Mediation. He is a writer on legal and business subjects; and, a lecturer on JVs, contract drafting and negotiations.
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