Chris Bryant


Chris is a partner based in the London and Brussels offices of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.  He has over 15 yearsâ?? experience advising on UK & EU competition law, international trade law, and EU regulatory issues and processes.

Chris heads the firmâ??s Tier 1 ranked Brexit taskforce and is one of the leading experts and media commentators on the subject. He has worked with clients across virtually all sectors of the economy, including financial services, automotive, retail, chemicals and telecoms in relation to their Brexit planning. His work has included scenario and contingency planning, providing legal and political insights and helping clients to formulate strategies for influencing the UK and EU governments.

Chris has provided commentary for the BBC, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and Reuters amongst many others.  In addition to advising on some very significant Brexit projects for key clients, Chris Bryant has found time to write the award-winning play, â??Brexit the Musicalâ?, which played to sell-out runs in Edinburgh and London.

In addition, Chris has represented clients in some of the worldâ??s largest competition and trade investigations, as well as in related litigation.

Chris is described in Legal 500 2017 as â??experiencedâ??, â??knowledgeableâ??, â??straightforwardâ??, and â??client-friendlyâ??.

Year Qualified



MA. European Union Law - Kingâ??s College London (2008)
LL.B, English Law & French Law - University of Manchester (2000)


Solicitor, Law Society of England & Wales