Chris is an internationally qualified financial services lawyer with particular expertise in regulation, litigation/disputes, investigations and white-collar crime. Advising businesses around the world but in particular the UK, US and Australia, he has a wealth of insight and knowledge gained from working at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and defending high-stakes Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) proceedings in New York.

Chris also advises financial services organisations on how best to adapt to the highly digitised ‘new normal’. This includes: using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to help secure digital data; and using simplified regulation to reduce regulatory arbitrage, decrease compliance costs, and more clearly delineate the regulatory perimeter. It also includes advising on the challenges that cryptoassets and smart contracts pose for traditional legal frameworks.

With his previous experience as a barrister and a solicitor, Chris has the written and oral advocacy skills to represent clients at any level required.