Commercial Law , Corporate Law
Chris has over 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial advisory. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, governance, restructuring, labour and corporate advisory matters. He has experience in advising investment funds, large corporations and financial institutions on acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and restructuring projects in the Asia-Pacific region, most recently in Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Chris also has extensive industry experience in the financial services, telecommunications, education and pharmaceutical sectors. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor Law (University of New South Wales) in 1994 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1996 and the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2004. He is a fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia and a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He is ranked as an elite/market leading lawyer by top legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR and is the author of the Cambodian chapter in Wolters Kluwer, Mergers & Acquisitions. In addition, he is recently recognized as an elite practitioner in Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Private equity by Asialaw 2021.
DFDL was established in 1994 and founded on a unique vision: to create an integrated legal and tax advisory firm, with in-depth knowledge of the jurisdictions where we are based.
DFDL is a leading regional law firm specialized in emerging markets with legal and tax expertise developed throughout the Mekong region, with a dedicated focus on South and Southeast Asia.
With a team of nearly 170 legal and tax advisers, working closely together within a fast-growing network of offices in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. DFDL provides personalized and cost-effective legal, tax and consulting services and solutions. We draw on the resources of one or more of our offices throughout the region to provide seamless, efficient and tailored legal and tax services on cross-border transactions and investments.
Our clients benefit from our team\’s comprehensive understanding of the legal, regulatory and cultural frameworks of our operating jurisdictions, factors that are critical for the successful completion of transactions. We pride ourselves on an in-depth knowledge of the countries where we operate, combined with our network of relationships with regulators and key industry players, to deliver the best possible results for our clients.
Our key practice areas include:
Banking, Finance & Technology
Compliance & Investigations
Employment & Labour
Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Real Estate & Construction
Restructuring & Insolvency
Taxation & Accounting