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 advises medium-to-large-sized companies on corporate transactions, growth investments, and commercial issues such as procurement contracts, combining regional and national clients. The team has particular expertise in the retail, life sciences and healthcare, technology, and media industries, and has expanded its share of private equity and venture capital work. The team is led by Chris Ross and pharmaceutical sector specialist Chris Wilkinson, who take the lead on corporate issues, alongside Paul Knight, who advises on commercial matters, particularly relating to technology and data protection.