Chris is a highly experienced commercial lawyer who has specialised in the fields of commercial, contract and intellectual property (IP) law together with information technology (IT), media and corporate law. Chris draws on significant experience gained in both large firms and smaller specialist legal practices as well as working in-house at Standard Life, Standard Life Investments Ltd and latterly at KPMG in London.
Chris has particular interest and expertise in the negotiation and settlement of both contentious and non-contentious IP, IT, media, commercial and corporate matters. Throughout his career Chris has represented, advised and assisted clients in various heavy industries and energy sectors as well as those involved in manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, general commerce and e-commerce. Chris has also advised on several university spin-out agreements in the medical sector and on the international sale and licensing of patents (including, for example, patents over medical equipment and pharmaceuticals).