Chris is a Partner in our corporate practice and head of the firm’s Advertising, Marketing and Strategic Comms Services team, which is part of our Tech, Media and Comms sector group.

He specialises in advising mainly independent agencies in the advertising, media, interactive games and technology markets, and handles mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, corporate joint ventures, company start-ups and employee incentive arrangements. Having joined Osborne Clarke in 1995, Chris has been a Partner since 2006. He has helped develop our advertising and marketing practice, a multidisciplinary team of lawyers working across our corporate, commercial and employment practices and dedicated to servicing the sector in the UK and around the world. The team has been consistently recommended in both of the leading legal directories, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, and has been a strong feature of the firm for more than thirty years. With more than a decade’s experience in his field, Chris offers a breadth of expertise and knowledge to his clients, having worked alongside many of the leading players in the industry and developed creative solutions to deal with a raft of issues as they have arisen. He takes a commercial and pragmatic approach to protecting his clients’ interests and prefers to avoid getting bogged down in legalese by focusing instead on finding solutions that work in practice.


Advised on its sale to Top 5 global marketing services network, DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc

Tribal Group

Advised on the disposal of the advertising and e-solutions business of Tribal to TMP Worldwide.

Retail Eyes

Advised on its acquisition by Market Force Information, the world’s leading customer intelligence solutions company

Outside Line

Advised on Outside Line’s sale to Saatchi & Saatchi.

Kitcatt Nohr

Advised on its sale to Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group

Links of London

Advised on the sale of Links of London to Folli Follie


Advised on one of the most eagerly anticipated marketing start-ups of recent times. Advised on incorporation and employment issues