Expertise

Chris is an associate solicitor and chartered tax adviser in the Tax & Structuring team based in London. He advises clients on a variety of different taxes and transactions and matters which include assisting with Corporate M&A, Real Estate deals and Stamp Duty Land Tax queries, and Real Estate Finance deals.

Chris' experience includes:

  • providing initial training to LIDL on the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and helping with tax points on their review of precedents;
  • advising BP on a complex joint venture signalling their re-entry into the renewable energy sector;
  • advising on multiple mid-market private equity acquisitions and management buy-outs, acting for a mix of individual sellers, PE houses and trade sellers;
  • advising a variety of large international clients on domestic UK M&A  deals involving strategic purchases and disposals of UK target businesses;
  • advising a major student housing provider on a significant bond issue using the Qualifying Private Placement Regulations 2015;
  • acting for a client setting up a cryptocurrency business;
  • advising a large listed client on a deal involving the spinning off of part of their corporate group for a consideration consisting of certain tax assets
  • advising Terra Firma in relation to the disposal process for Wyevale Garden Centres on a deal using AG's legal tech platform; and
  • assisting Ted Baker with the 2020 disposal of their Corporate London HQ to the British Airways Pension Fund.
Year qualified
  • 2015
Education
  • University of Oxford, Balliol College – Master's in Physics and Philosophy – 2011
  • BPP Law School – GDL and LPC - 2013
Professional memberships
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation