Christopher works cross-sector, advising national, regional and international private and publically listed companies, on their corporate transactions and company law. He specialises in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, company restructurings, and company route-to-market issues in the UAE and wider GCC.
Chris was the project lead for our first major acquisition in the region. The Pinsent’s team guided us through the each stage with clarity and assurance. Chris’s experience and calm manner were of immense value to us in what was a complicated and protracted deal. Chris was very much part of our team and a partner to our business going forwards.
Simon Gillott - Finance Director Middle East & Asia, Arena Events Group plc
Christopher also advises on a variety of corporate commercial matters such as UAE agency and distribution arrangements.
He has significant experience of managing all aspects of corporate transactions, from the initial head of terms stage through to successful completion (and beyond), efficiently and effectively.
Christopher's UK experience, coupled with his experience of working in Dubai since 2013, gives him the ability to put regional issues in to context when advising international companies and, vice-versa, to advise regional companies on UK best practice.
Senior Practice Development Lawyer
Melissa is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with over eleven years' post-qualification experience in dispute resolution.
Angus specialises in the infrastructure and energy sectors and advises clients on dispute avoidance and resolution of high value and complex claims on major projects throughout the Middle East.
Marie is a versatile financial regulatory and payments lawyer with experience advising banking and insurance clients, payment service providers, and fintech start-ups on all aspects of their business and operations throughout the GCC.
Rita is a senior construction and projects lawyer specializing in large scale international construction, infrastructure and energy projects (including Public Private Partnerships) in a wide range of sectors including energy, renewables, petrochemicals, water, transportation, healthcare and education.