Chris Ross > Mills & Reeve LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
No.1 Circle Square
3 Symphony Park
M1 7FS

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Chris advises a variety of businesses on corporate transactions, including acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations. Whether advising large corporates or working with owner managers on transactions, Chris has been a part of the North West deals market for over 15 years. Recent deals in 2016/17 include the acquisition of a majority stake in online retailer Blinds 2 Go for multinational Hunter Douglas NV and an intensive buy and build strategy for the Global Entertainment and Media Group, completing the acquisition over 18 months of 14 separate major music festivals, making Global the second largest festival operator in the UK.  


Trained The Hardman Partnership; qualified 2002; associate solicitor The Hardman Partnership 2005; associate in the corporate team George Davies Solicitor LLP 2006; partner George Davies Solicitor LLP 2010; partner Mills & Reeves 2013.


Turton High School, Bolton; Hull University (1997 BA 2(1) History); Manchester Metropolitan University (1999 Common Professional Examination (Commendation)), Legal Practice Course (2000 (Commendation)).


Family, cooking, wine, hill walking.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Mills & Reeve LLP has prominent expertise in the technology sector, advising companies on VC matters and growth fundraisings in addition to mainstream corporate work. The practice has expertise across several other sectors including media, healthcare, retail, food and beverages. The team is co-led with Chris Ross working on transactional matters while Chris Wilkinson  applies his experience in the pharmaceuticals sector. Commercial lawyer Paul Knight is well-versed in handling matters regarding IT and data protection law. Vicky Protano acts for management teams on acquisitions, disposals and joint venture arrangements.