Chris is a Senior Associate in our Restructuring and Insolvency tem. Chris qualified in 1998 in Sydney, Australia. Chis is qualified in the following jurisdictions: England & Wales (2004), New South Wales, Australia (1998), Cayman Islands (2008) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (2012).
Chris has extensive experience in insolvency (acting for creditors and liquidators) and complex commercial disputes involving contract disputes and Companies Act claims.
In 2006 Chris attended Harvard Law School and completed a Negotiation and Mediation programme there. In 2008, Chris was awarded the prestigious qualification of INSOL Fellow in the inaugural year. In 2010, Chris was awarded his Masters of Law from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Chris has been fortunate to practice in Australia, the Cayman Islands, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and for the second time in his career is currently practising in England and Wales.
- During the global financial crisis (2008 – 2012), Chris was involved in many large multi-million dollar cross-border insolvencies (value generally ranged from USD 20 million to USD 500 million) and disputes in the Cayman Islands where the tentacles of the Cayman incorporated hedge fund extended to many parts of the world or shareholders wanted to receive their money invested in the hedge fund.
- Appeared in two Royal Commission in Australia. Firstly as Counsel for the then largest Construction project in Australia – The Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry. Secondly, as Lead Partner for the law firm in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
- Advised the British Government in what was then the world’s largest class action involving its obligation to over 600,000 Claimants which it had indemnified workers for the former British Coal.
Finance and M&A
Areas of law
Construction and Commercial Litigation