Chris joined Travers Smith in 1983 and became a partner in 1987. Chris is overall head of Travers Smith's Corporate department which comprises three groups - Corporate Finance, Funds Formation and Private Equity (the latter of which he co-founded in 1996). Chris specialises in UK and international buy-out work and is particularly experienced in public-to-private transactions. He acts for institutional investors and management teams on investments and divestments, as well as private equity-backed companies on M&A and other corporate issues.
Chris lectures and writes extensively on company law and in particular, private equity related matters.