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Christopher Tite

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Wedlake Bell LLP

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Projects and infrastructure.

Position

Christopher’s experience spans the practice and business of law. His legal work, which is both advisory and transactional, covers the full business law spectrum ranging from mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects and new business ventures to advising owners on family governance, business exits and related succession planning and wealth protection issues. He has an industry focus on transport and logistics, especially ports which he advises world-wide. He is a member of the British Government’s UKTI Ports Advisory Group and Consulting Editor on ports and harbours to ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England’. Christopher co-founded UK Port Advisers which provides consulting services to the ports industry in areas beyond law, such as strategy, operations, infrastructure development and risk management. Christopher also has significant experience of legal services strategy, management and marketing, including innovation and managing change gained through the formation and development of a first-wave multi-disciplinary law practice. Today he advises new ABS entrants and investors seeking to take advantage of the latest legal market reforms. He also advises CEOs and General Counsel on the strategy, design and operation of in-house legal, risk and regulatory functions, as well as the procurement of external legal advice and the management of legal risk. His clients in that context are typically multinationals and governments.

Career

Christopher joined Wedlake Bell in 2014. Previously he was the managing partner of Tite & Lewis, a UK law firm established in association with PwC and subsequently Ernst & Young. Tite & Lewis merged with Lawrence Graham in 2004, where Christopher was a member of the Management Board and led the Corporate group and subsequently the Projects practice. Before establishing Tite & Lewis, Christopher was a partner in Stephenson Harwood, where he was a member of that firm’s Management Board and specialised in cross-border corporate transactions. Current directorships: Christopher has direct external board, and board committee, experience. Currently he is a member of the Greenwich Hospital Advisory Board (a Crown foundation and the Royal Navy’s oldest charity) and holds trusteeships of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy) and the Tall Ships Youth Trust. He is a Freeman of the City of London. Consulting Editor on ports and harbours to ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England’.


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

One of Wedlake Bell LLP's key partners is Adam Edwards, who is 'brilliant at getting to the crux of the matter'. Edwards acts for owner-managed businesses based in the US, UK and Europe across a number of industries. Also praised is 'very thorough and responsive' Jonathan Cornthwaite. Led by Adrian Heath-Saunders, the team assists UK and overseas-based clients with agency, distribution agreements, franchising, joint ventures and outsourcing arrangements, among other matters. Heath-Saunders is acting for Axpo Power AG in its contractual arrangements with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority over the provision of nuclear waste reprocessing services at Sellafield. Heath-Saunders also recently assisted Pearson Lloyd Design with contractual negotiations with a major European airline relating to the design of the business class seating and cabin interior of a new fleet of Boeing 777-9 aircraft. Christopher Tite is particularly active in the ports, automotive and legal services sectors.

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