Chris Shipley

Chris specialises in private company takeovers and disposals, joint ventures, company restructuring and investor agreements. He also has a wealth of experience dealing with commercial contracts of all types, and his clients value practical and commercial advice plus a down to earth approach to drafting.

Chris has built long term relationships with many clients, sometimes taking on a non-executive role or a trusteeship where a wider role is requested.

A proportion of Chris’s work is international, acting for overseas clients re. UK investments or as general counsel.

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