Biography

Chris joined Myerson as a member of the Corporate Commercial department dealing with company mergers, sales & acquisitions, incorporation’s, group re-organisations and general commercial matters.

Chris also assists clients with shareholder agreements, protection planning, share options and constitutional and corporate governance issues.

In 2013 – 2014, Chris was appointed as the Director of Finance for JCI Manchester, one of the largest voluntary personal development organisations for young professionals and entrepreneurs in Manchester. JCI Manchester’s aim is to develop the skill set of members through the organisation of events focusing on business, training and the community.

In 2015, Chris was also appointed as a director of a large residential development in Manchester City Centre, overseeing the renovation and day to day running of the building.

In his spare time, Chris is a keen lacrosse player and with over 20 years’ experience, he is recognised internationally as one of the best lacrosse stick stringers in the world. Chris now works with a number of leading global sporting goods manufacturers, assisting with R&D projects, product design and market testing.

Expertise and Past Cases

Chris has been involved with a number of Corporate Commercial transactions, including:

  • the purchase of a web monitoring service by a leading global information services company
  • the management buyout of a food manufacturing company
  • the incorporation and start-up investment in a care home for disabled children
  • the asset sale of an automotive breakdown and transportation company
  • the group reorganisation of an investment group
  • the investment in a restaurant chain by a major UK business fund
  • the sale and purchase of various franchise businesses and groups
  • the merger of two city centre law firms

History

Chris was educated locally at Stockport Grammar School and studied law at the University of Liverpool where he achieved a 2:1 LLB (Hons) degree. He went on to study the bespoke, law firm partner led, LPC Plus at the College of Law in Chester, attaining a Commendation.

Chris undertook his Training Contract with national law firm Halliwells LLP in 2008 where he gained a range of experience in Corporate and Commercial Law. As part of his training, Chris was seconded to Manchester United Football Club to work with their Legal and Business Affairs team.

In 2010, on qualification, Chris moved to Freeths LLP where he focused on Corporate Finance matters, working with a range of SME and owner managed businesses. Chris moved out of private practice in 2012 to spend 2 years working directly for an SME business, gaining first-hand experience of business operations, marketing and finance.

Returning to private practice in 2014, Chris joined Myerson as a member of the Corporate Commercial department dealing with company mergers, sales & acquisitions, incorporation’s, group re-organisations and general commercial matters.

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