Board of Advisers

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Exchange House


London, England

Chris specializes in international arbitration and has acted as counsel and advocate in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations in a number of jurisdictions and under various governing laws. He has broad experience of advising on international disputes, particularly in the energy, mining and pharma sectors. Chris joined Herbert Smith’s international arbitration group in London on qualification, having previously graduated from Cambridge University with a triple first in law. He has since spent time in the firm’s arbitration teams in Shanghai and New York, returning to London from New York in 2015.

Among his sterling experience in Africa, Chris has advised the owner of a LNG terminal in an ICC arbitration concerning a long term gas supply agreement relating to an offshore African field; and an African oil company in an LCIA arbitration in London relating to an upstream interest in Nigeria. He was named Rising Star at The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Legal Awards 2016, whilst the Legal 500 United States 2016 notes that Chris is a ‘passionate and good advocate with a refreshing personality’.